Dr. Ronni Sanlo is a professor in the Higher Education/Educational Leadership department in the College of Education at California State University Fullerton and owner of Purple Books Publishing. Previously, Dr. Sanlo was the Senior Associate Dean of Students and professor/director of the UCLA Masters of Education in Student Affairs. Ronni also served as the director of the UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, the director of the University of Michigan LGBT Center, and as 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. Her consultation, research, and many publications focus on sexual orientation issues in education and higher education. Ronni has sat on the national boards of several higher education associations and journal editorial boards, and was the founding chair of the Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals. She is the originator of the award-winning Lavender Graduation, a commencement event that celebrates the lives and achievements of graduating LGBT college students. An activist for over 30 years, Ronni is a speaker, consultant, and strategic planner for organizations and educational institutions, and an author of academic and popular press books.