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Bonnie Johnson
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Phone: 865-974-3450

Fall 2019 Office Hours:
Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:00am

Bonnie Johnson serves as the Coordinator for the Pride Center. In this role, she oversees and provides student support services, programming, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community at UTK as well as educational outreach to the wider campus community. She is pleased to be back at Rocky Top working with students and colleagues to make the University truly welcoming to all and hostile to none.

Her professional areas of interest include student development; LGBTQ+ advocacy; diversity, social justice and equity work; donor relations and stewardship; and all aspects of program coordination. When she’s not at work, you can find her rearranging her furniture for the tenth time, cooking for her loved ones, or cheering on Lady Vols basketball.

Ciara Gazaway
Graduate Assistant
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Ciara serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Pride Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro and recently moved here from North Carolina. She is excited to be at Rocky Top earning her Master’s in the College Student Personnel program. Ciara loves Dr. Pepper, avocados, cosmetology, and writing!