President Jerome's Biography
Stephen Jerome is a product of the Bronx and now is the president of one of the borough's colleges. Monroe College offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Masterdegree programs, with its main campus located in the Bronx and a branch campus in New Rochelle. Monroe College is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Monroe meets the needs of its students by providing both quality business education and exposure to the liberal arts.
Stephen Jerome joined Monroe in 1966 as an instructor and held a succession of positions, becoming president in 1978. He is a member of the College Presidents' Council for the Governor's Office on New York State Financial Aid, 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.
Community affairs are also a deep concern to Stephen. These include his having served as President of the Fordham Road Area Development Corporation where he coordinated the rehabilitation of Fordham Road to ensure that the project did not adversely affect businesses in the area, arranging an annual Children's Christmas Party for the children of Monroe students, assisting local community organizations with special events, and organizing various clean-up, street-lighting, and neighborhood improvement programs.
Stephen received his baccalaureate degree from Pace University and his M.S. degree in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College. Stephen and his wife Leslie, who is the Director of Alumni Relations at Monroe's New Rochelle campus, have three children, all of whom are involved in careers in higher education.