Monique A. Stennis is interim director of diversity initiatives at the University of Redlands. She provides multicultural leadership in support of the academic and social needs of students representing a variety of social identities. Before this role, Stennis served as the social media manager, leading the university’s social media program in addition to providing consultation and leadership to campus organizations with a social media presence. She played a critical role in developing the concept and creation of the university’s first official blog.

An educator at heart, Stennis’ career and educational experiences gave her the opportunity to teach undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of business, communication, management, and professional development. She has served on the boards of the Academy of Science and Engineering, SoCal Women’s Health Conference, National Council of Negro Women (San Gabriel Valley chapter), National Black MBA Association (Los Angeles chapter), and HBCU Campus Tours.

An AABLI alumna, Class 6, Stennis holds an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of LaVerne and a bachelor’s in communication with an emphasis in public relations and mass media from California State University, San Bernardino.