With over twenty years' experience in higher education and community relations, Dilnavaz has extensive experience cultivating town-gown relationships, bringing innovative solutions to unique community challenges, and developing and supporting students at various stages throughout their college career. As part of the Residential Experience, Dilnavaz leads Student Life Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement at The Ohio State University. She and her team work with a variety of university, community and city partners/stakeholders to provide a wide range of resources, education and support for The Ohio State University community. From enhancing town-gown relationships, promoting safe and healthy behaviors, to advancing student learning and engagement and providing the iconic residential experience, the final objective is student success.
Dilnavaz is an OSU alumna, having received her bachelors degree and masters degree at The Ohio State University.