Ackley, Tonya


Ackley Tonya
Ms. Tonya Ackley
Director of Community Engagement and the Wick Chapel
Student Affairs
Contact Information:
tja7@pitt.edu
814-362-7592
Harriett B. Wick Chapel

Degrees and Credentials:
B.S. Communication, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Short Bio:

Tonya works with individual students and student organizations as they seek to engage in community service, civic engagement initiatives, leadership development and internship opportunities related to their academic majors and interests. In addition, Tonya also oversees the Harriett B. Wick Chapel facilities and coordinates events such as music recitals, lectures, poetry readings, induction ceremonies and weddings. 

In her previous positions, she served as the Director of Residential Life at Pitt-Bradford, Coordinator of Career Services at Clarion University – Venango, and Assistant Director of Residence Life at St. Bonaventure University. Currently, Tonya is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Task Force, the YWCA Victims’ Resource Center Advisory Council and the American Red Cross Board of Directors. She is also a co-advisor for Habitat for Humanity at Pitt-Bradford.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute, off-roading in her jeep wrangler and spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their three cats, Reilly, Linus and Penny.