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Sonja Ardoin

Sonja Ardoin

Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D. is a learner, educator, facilitator, and author. Proud of her rural hometown of Vidrine, Louisiana, her working-class, Cajun roots, and her first-generation college student to PhD journey, Sonja holds a B.S. in secondary education from LSU, a M.S. in higher education and student affairs from Florida State, and a Ph.D. in educational research and policy analysis from NC State. She views her work through a higher education scholar-practitioner lens; she served as an administrator for 10 years before shifting to the faculty in 2015. Sonja currently serves as program director and associate professor for the master's program in student affairs administration at Appalachian State University. She studies social class identity, college access and success for rural and first-generation college students, student and women’s leadership, and career preparation and pathways in higher education and student affairs. Sonja has published four books, one monograph, and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She stays engaged in the broader field through ACPA, AFLV, ASHE, the Center for First-generation Student Success, NASPA, and several journal editorial boards. She also enjoys books, traveling, music, sports, laughing, and spending time with her husband and pup. You can learn more about Sonja's work at

Sonja Ardoin
2022 Diamond Honoree

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The Diamond Honoree Program, established by the Foundation in 1999 is both a recognition program and a fund raising activity. Those nominated for consideration are recognized for their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs.

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