Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
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For nearly 85 years, Monroe College has been defined by its unwavering commitment to our students’ academic and personal development. We have worked tirelessly to create a campus culture that prioritizes quality education, as well as respect and collegiality among students, faculty, and staff. It is my honor and privilege to build on that legacy as the College’s fourth president.
We offer students a welcoming learning environment that is rich with diversity. The broad range of resources, programs, and services we offer are tailored to help students do well personally and academically, and to prepare for their future professional success. Our dedicated staff and faculty are fully committed to helping students succeed.
I enjoy meeting as many of our students as possible, and hope to personally welcome you to campus one day soon.
Marc M. JeromePresident
About our President
For the past 22 years, Marc Jerome has been a driving force behind Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students. The 83-year-old institution is well-known for delivering some of the country’s best outcomes for minority and low-income college students.
A seasoned educator and advocate for increased access to affordable, quality programs, Mr. Jerome is recognized for his expertise on college completion for low-income students and the related topic of student debt. He has long championed the need to reduce unnecessary higher education borrowing and has cautioned against federal student lending policies and guidelines that inadvertently contribute to our current student debt crisis. After practicing labor and employment law in New York City, Mr. Jerome joined Monroe College in 1994 as Director of Administration, representing the third generation of the Jerome family to work at the College. In 1996, he was promoted to Vice-President and Director of the New Rochelle campus, building it into a robust, multi-cultural, urban campus in the city's downtown area. He was appointed the College’s President in January 2017.
Mr. Jerome volunteers his time on a number of Boards. He has been the Chair of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District since 1999. For 10 years, he was the Chair of the Alumni Relations Committee at the Dwight Englewood School in Englewood, NJ, and is a Board member of the Westchester County Association, as well as the Association of Proprietary Colleges.
Mr. Jerome, a member of the cross country and track teams at Tufts University, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science. He earned a juris doctor degree at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He and his wife, Helen, have three daughters.