Olugbenga Aina

G-’97, LL.B., B.L., M.S.W.

Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Olugbenga Aina, better known as ’Bunmi, is the Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He hails from the Yorubi tribe in Nigeria, Africa, and was the first Deaf person in west Africa to graduate from law school at Obafemi Awolowo University in 1990. He came to the United States in 1994 and earned his Master of Social Work degree at Gallaudet University in 1996.

’Bunmi served as the founding director of the Educational Diagnostic Center at the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas from 2000 to 2003; founding director of the former Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) at Gallaudet University from 2003 to 2008; and founding director of Keeping the Promise (KTP) in the former Office of Diversity and Equity for Students (ODES) at Gallaudet from 2008 to 2017. He assumed his current role in 2017.

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