Tamra Wright

Tamra Wright

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4032-X
Phone: 317-274-0810

Curriculum Vitae


M.S., Criminal Justice, Southeast Missouri State University
M.P.A., Policy Management, Georgia College and State University
B.A., Speech Communication, University of Georgia

Professional Experience

Vice President, Programs, Simon Youth Foundation, 2015-2016
Director of Turnaround Schools, City of Indianapolis-Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, 2013-2015
Analyst, Governance and Leadership, City of Indianapolis-Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, 2012-2013
Assistant Director and Advisor, Upward Bound and Student Support Services, IUPUI, 2010-2012
Director, Student Support Services, Shawnee Community College, 2007-2010
Coordinator of Student Success and Program Chair, Crowder College, 2004-2007
Graduate Assistant, GIVE Center, Georgia College and State University, 2002-2003


Mentor, Starfish Initiative, 2015
Member, Southern Illinois University Head Start Policy Council, 2008-2010

Awards and recognition

City of Indianapolis- Mayor’s Office of Education, Mayor Gregory A. Ballard Acknowledgement of Service as Director of Turnaround Schools, 2015
Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), Educational Opportunity Association, Class of 2012
Outstanding Presenter, National TRIO Day, Southern Illinois University, 2008
Outstanding Service, Crowder College Administrative Council, 2005