Monique C. Atherley
TitleIntercultural Center Director
Monique C. Atherley serves as the Inaugural Director of the MMC Intercultural Center, responsible for providing strategic leadership in its development as a vital part of advancing the college’s commitment to social justice through the holistic development of all students, particularly those from underrepresented and marginalized identities. A child of immigrants, Monique is committed to the protection and joy of Black and Brown bodies; and positions herself in spaces that support them thriving, not just surviving.
Monique is a dynamic, impactful, and vision-based leader who works diligently to offer underrepresented populations opportunities to succeed. Monique is a scholar-practitioner, servant leader, capacity builder, and trainer with over 15 years of experience with a specific focus on urban educational offerings and college access.
Monique holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science from Pace University and a Master’s of Science degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. A current doctoral candidate, Monique is focusing her dissertation research on how organizations can bridge the gap of talent at the table through belonging.