Iris E. Sanchez

Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

Iris Sanchez

What’s your educational background?

  • B.A. in Political Science – International Relations, Valparaiso University
  • B.A. in Spanish, Valparaiso University
  • MPA – School of Public & Environmental Affairs – Public Administration, Indiana University Northwest
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Indiana University Northwest

Professional interests

Enrich the student experience and educational advancement of Latinx students. Promote enrollment and student success. Serve as an advocate and servant leader for Latinx students.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I am a big Sci-Fi nerd! I was in 4-H growing up. I am on level 34 of Pokemon Go. Growing up, I wanted to be a paleontologist or an anthropologist.

What do you love about PNW?

I love how student-friendly the campus is. I love the diversity on campus and how everyone is made to feel included.

Iris Sanchez


(219) 989-1235