Interim Executive Director of OME Monique Gore Will Assume New Role at Wake Forest University in the Fall
By Katie Oglesby, Editor-in-Chief
On Friday June 17, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging Cristina Garcia announced that Monique Gore ‘06, currently serving as the interim Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME), will be leaving Gettysburg College and joining the community at Wake Forest University in North Carolina to serve as the Director of the Intercultural Center there.
“Gettysburg College has taught me the last lesson I will learn here,” said Gore. “You have to go where your gifts, talents, and knowledge are valued…I’m excited to go to a place that chose me as much as I chose them. Joining the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Wake Forest University to lead the Intercultural Center is a true answer to the work I’ve been called to do.”
Gore graduated from Gettysburg with a degree in Africana Studies and Women’s Studies, returning to the College in 2012 to serve as Associate Director of the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life. She was then promoted to Director of Programming and Outreach in the newly formed OME. She served in that role for six years before transitioning to the Interim Executive Director role.
“Gettysburg will certainly feel a difference when Monique completes her time here, and we wish her well in her future endeavors,” said Garcia.
“I’ve done great work to bring equity and support to the students of Gettysburg College while facing many institutional challenges and performative allyship,” said Gore. “My impact is one I’m extremely proud of as an alumna…What’s most important is the impression I’ve left on students, former students and alum, and all of my colleagues that know I gave my all to make Gettysburg College a better place.”
Gore’s oral history in the Musselman Library Special Collections can be read here.
Garcia explained that College Life will likely fill the role in the early fall after a position review and approval.