Sinda Nichols ’05 has agreed to return to Carleton as the new Director of Carleton’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement, beginning March 2, 2020. Sinda brings a breadth of experience, most recently serving as the Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Director of Member Engagement and Minnesota Operations.
Sinda has a background in counseling, education, and social change work and is an experienced trainer and facilitator. Prior to her work at Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, she managed the Speak Up! Speak Out! youth action civics initiative at The University of Texas at Austin’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. Sinda holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Carleton College, is an alumna of HECUA, and has a master’s degree in social work from The University of Texas at Austin. She also views her service with AmeriCorps VISTA as a critical component of her education.
Currently a Minneapolis resident, Sinda and her spouse, Niko Tonks ’06, are making plans to move to Northfield. She is looking forward to helping guide the CCCE’s work with students, faculty, and community partners.