Dr. Ronni Sanlo
Dr. Ronni Sanlo is Director Emeritus of the UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Campus Resource Center and a frequent speaker and consultant on LGBT issues in Higher Education. Now retired, Dr. Sanlo was the Senior Associate Dean of Students and professor/director of the UCLA Masters of Education in Student Affairs. Ronni served as the director of the UCLA LGBT Center, the director of the University of Michigan LGBT Center, and an HIV epidemiologist in Florida. She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Florida, and a masters and doctorate in education from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She is the originator of the award-winning Lavender Graduation, a commencement event that celebrates the lives and achievements of graduating LGBT college students. Ronni continues to research and write and is the owner of Purple Books and Purple Distinctions Publishing. Her memoir is The Purple Golf Cart: The Misadventures of a Lesbian Grandma! Ronni is proud to call herself a participant in Family Equality Council's Pearls of Wisdom Program.