Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

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.

  • President's Message

    It has been my pleasure to lead Monroe College over the last several decades and to watch our students grow into passionate and accomplished professionals. Every new student possesses the ability to achieve his or her dreams and aspirations, and you will soon discover that the Monroe staff and faculty are anxious to partner with you in pursuit of your goals.

    As a community, we strive to provide quality education while ensuring that our students are our top priority. We trust that Monroe offers an environment that will allow you to feel challenged, supported, proud and determined—an environment in which you can thrive and succeed.

    The next years of your life will be important, exciting and fulfilling. I officially welcome you to the Monroe College community and look forward to seeing you around campus.

    Stephen J. Jerome, President

    About Our President

    A Bronx native, Stephen Jerome is President of one of the borough's best-regarded colleges. Stephen 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 of continuing concern to Stephen. In the past, he has served as President of the Fordham Road Area Development Corporation, where he coordinated the rehabilitation of Fordham Road while making sure the project did not adversely affect businesses in the area. Stephen continues to contribute to his community by 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 bachelor’s degree from Pace University and his Master of Science 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 have pursued careers in higher education.