Rhonda M. Ware is the Executive Director of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls. In this role, she establishes the overall direction of the Research Center and shapes and guides the organization’s work. In collaboration with Alverno faculty and community partners, Ware facilitates raising awareness of issues that impact women and girls and developing research-based solutions, strategies, and programming geared toward improving the lives of women and girls locally and nationally.
Since receiving her bachelor of arts degree from DePaul University in 1995 and her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2002, Ware has distinguished herself as a community leader and spokesperson on many fronts. She has advocated for victims of violent crime, promoted domestic violence prevention and intervention initiatives, participated in programs that encourage civic engagement, and served on the boards of directors of organizations that promote education, empowerment, and equity. Ware’s accomplishments have been recognized both locally and regionally. She was selected as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2009 and one of DePaul University’s 14 Alumni Under 40 in 2010.
In addition to her professional work, Ware enjoys writing and international travel. Her poem “Please Come See About Me,” dedicated to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, was featured on NPR’s News & Notes with Ed Gordon.