Amanda Shelnutt

  • Director of Student Success Operations


Amanda earned an Associate degree in applied business at Cuyahoga Community College, and a Bachelors degree in non-profit administration through Cleveland State University. She has worked in education and event planning for the past ten years in both the public and private sectors. After completing her degrees, she joined the Cleveland Institute of Art as an Enrollment Operations Assistant in the Admissions department. Three years later, she was promoted to Office Manager and Event Coordinator where she restructured and ran the Student Ambassador program, was a founding member of the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Awareness (IDEA) Council, and assisted in the implementation of the colleges inaugural pre-orientation Nunes Scholars program. 

As a lifelong lover of the arts and champion for equity, Amanda is committed to working with an inclusive lens; dedicated to self-growth and introspection; and is a firm believer that art can save lives.

Amanda is a mother of two college-aged children. In her free time, she likes to hike, dance, read, cook, and play with her dogs. She also enjoys photography, fiber arts, sculpture, and theater as well. 

Fall 2024

F1RST at Oberlin — LEAD 110