We are excited to have Dana Bisignani, a finalist for the Women’s Center Coordinator position, visiting campus on December 8, 2016.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for the candidate’s open forum on December 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hagen 207.

Students are encouraged to stop by the Women’s Center (BR 154) between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on December 8 to get to know the candidate and share feedback.

Dana Bisignani has both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in English from Western Illinois University. She also has a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, a master’s degree in Creative Writing, and is a doctoral candidate for Literature at Purdue University. Dana currently serves as a Writing Consultant in the Honors College in the National and International Scholarships Office at Purdue University. She possesses fourteen years of experience in higher education, with experience in teaching gender and LGBT studies, feminist theory and methods, social justice and leadership, and writing. Dana has three years of experience in student affairs with an emphasis on project creation and management, curriculum and resource development, and undergraduate mentoring. She is an experienced community organizer, anti-violence educator, and public speaker with a strong record of partnership-building among campus partners and between the campus and surrounding community. Dana is a published scholar, poet, and independent blogger. She is also a successful grant-writer with fundraising and outreach experience in nonprofit and academic sectors.

Examples of her relevant experience include:

  • Developing feminist service-learning projects for students
  • Leading and organizing events for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day
  • Initiating and facilitating the annual campus Take Back the Night event for the last two years
  • Serving as one of the key organizers to successfully campaign for the Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (C.A.R.E) at Purdue, which opened this fall

If you have any questions, please contact the search committee chair Olivia Matthews at 218-477-2476.