April 16, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 14

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    Director of Community Affairs appointed

    Sonya Malunda, former first deputy commissioner with the Chicago Department of Housing, has joined the University as Director of Community Affairs. Malunda was appointed to the newly created position by Henry Webber, Vice President for Community Affairs.

    Malunda will manage the University's relationships with the city of Chicago, advise on real estate and community affairs issues in Hyde Park and the surrounding communities, and develop and manage new community initiatives for the University.

    During her tenure with the Chicago Department of Housing, from 1992 to 1997, Malunda was responsible for developing new housing initiatives and helped to create Mayor Daley's Five-Year Affordable Housing Plan, a $750 million commitment to develop housing in the city. She previously was a senior associate in real estate capital markets for Continental Bank and an officer in neighborhood banking for First National Bank of Chicago.

    She received her B.A. in 1984 from Spelman College and her M.B.A. in 1990 from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.