Get To Know: Sonia Ninon, director of assessment and planning


Through surveys, focus groups, strategic planning and analysis, Sonia and her team are able to understand student learning and development, and then put best practices in place for student success.

What is a pet peeve of yours?

I get a little bit annoyed when people ask me questions while watching a movie.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be?

I would have loved to meet Nelson Mandela, one of the former presidents of South Africa. I admire him for what he stood for and his willingness to forgive those who persecuted him. He was also one of those exceptional political leaders who put the advancement of their country and people ahead of their selfish desires and ambitions.

How do you typically start your day?

My faith is very important to me, so I usually start the day with my daily readings. It helps me feel grounded and centered. Then, I listen to some upbeat music while I get ready.

What’s one thing you’re learning now or learned recently?

I am learning not to sweat the small stuff and relax a little bit more. Life is too short!