Monroe College President Stephen J. Jerome will be honored at the Thursday, November 7"Together for the Children" gala benefiting the Pediatric Emergency Departments of The North Central Bronx Healthcare Network. The evening is being presented by Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. "The achievements Monroe College has made under the direction of Mr. Jerome stand as testimony to a career devoted not only to the institution, but to the students," said Joe Orlando, Executive Director of Jacobi Medical Center. "The positive atmosphere at Monroe reflects the caring, personalized, and accessible personality of its leader."
Born and raised in the Bronx, Mr. Jerome became a Monroe faculty member in 1966. Since 1978, when he became president, the school has undergone a transformation from the Monroe School of Business into a thriving institution of higher education. "Stephen Jerome is a visionary leader," said Dr. Donald Simon, Monroe's Dean of College Relations. "He combines practical leadership with holistic understanding of the needs of today's urban college students. Because of his hand-on involvement, Monroe College is a progressive institution that impacts the lives of thousands of students."
Mr. Jerome is a member of the College President's Education Advisory Council for the Governor's Office, President of the Association of Proprietary Colleges in New York State, a former Director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Dwight Englewood School, and a former commissioner of the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools. He received his M.S. degree in Higher Education from Baruch College and a baccalaureate from Pace University.
The benefit dinner is being held on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30pm at Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, NY. Also being honored is Jacobi Medical Center attending physician Dr. Bertrand Bell. The guest hosts for the evening are WNBC's Ian Smith and Fox 5's Lynn Brown. Founded in 1933, Monroe College is one of New York's leading business and technology colleges. With campuses in the Fordham section of the Bronx and in downtown New Rochelle, Monroe offers associate degrees in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, health office associate, hospitality and tourism management, and computerized office technologies; and Bachelor's degrees in accounting, business management, computer information systems, and general business.