Interim Executive Director of OME Monique Gore Will Assume New Role at Wake Forest University in the Fall

By Katie Oglesby, Editor-in-Chief

Monique Gore (photo provided)

Monique Gore (Photo provided)

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.

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Author: Katie Oglesby

Katie Oglesby ‘23 serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Gettysburgian. She has previously served as Magazine Editor, News Editor, Assistant News Editor, and Staff Writer. She is an English with a writing concentration and political science major, hailing from San Diego, California, but now living in rural North Carolina. On campus, Katie works at the CUB information desk, is an Eisenhower Institute Fielding Fellow, and serves as secretary for the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. She spent a semester abroad in Bath, England studying British literature and politics, and spent this past summer interning with the Winston-Salem Journal in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She can usually be found perusing books in the Musselman Library browsing room.

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  1. The Gettysburg College administration wouldn’t know a good candidate if it slapped them in the face.

    Glad Monique has found a place that will value her. Her absence will definitely leave a void in the campus community.

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