NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Monroe College recently promoted Marc M. Jerome as the new president of the school where he has worked for more than 22 years, most recently as the executive vice president.
“Monroe College has long been defined by its unwavering commitment to student success and community engagement, and it will be my great privilege to honor and build on that legacy as the College’s fourth president,” said Jerome. “I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead, and to continuing the innovative work we do to help urban and international students succeed in college.”
As executive vice president, Jerome oversaw the growth of the college’s operations in New Rochelle from a modest location serving 300 students to a robust, dynamic, multi-cultural campus serving more than 3,000 students last year.
He also presided over development of the college’s residence life program and facilities, the establishment of the King Graduate School on that campus, and directed the successful launch of its athletics program, which now boasts 17 men’s and women’s teams across nine sports.
Jerome has dedicated his career to improving college access and outcomes. He is a national advocate on matters of college readiness, the cost of attendance, and student debt, and frequently advocates students’ interests on these matters in Albany and Washington, DC.
After practicing employment law in New York City, Jerome joined Monroe College in 1994 as director of administration. He was promoted to vice-president and director of the New Rochelle campus in 1996.
In addition to working at the college, Jerome also volunteers his time on a number of boards. He has been the chairman of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District since 1999. For 10 years, he was the chairman 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.
He graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in political science and earned a Juris doctor degree at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He and his wife, Helen, have three daughters.