Bonnie Sugiyama

SJSU Director of the PRIDE Center & Gender Equity Center

Bonnie Sugiyama is the director of the San Jose State University PRIDE Center and Gender Equity Center. They have worked on social justice issues as a student and a professional at several CSU campuses for 20 years, including: the advocating and founding of the PRIDE Center at Sacramento State; the re-visioning of Sonoma State University’s Center for Culture, Gender and Sexuality (now known as the HUB); and the founding director of the PRIDE Center at San Jose State University.

In the community, Bonnie also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS), the parent organization of Outlet, an LGBTQ youth organization; and is a board member of the Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC), an LGBTQ political action committee. They also served on the national board of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals as the People of Color Co-Chair.

Bonnie holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems and a M.A. in Educational Technology from California State University, Sacramento.