Shantanique Johnson to Serve as Director of OME

By Katie Oglesby, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging Cristina Garcia announced that Shantanique Johnson, the Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME), has been promoted to Director of OME.

Monique Gore ‘06 previously held this position. Gore will start working at Wake Forest University in the fall.

Before serving as Associate Director of OME, Johnson served as Assistant Director for OME, Interim Director for LGBTQIA+ Life, and as a graduate research assistant in the psychology department, said Garcia.

Johnson helped start Hera’s Closet, which is a closet of gender-inclusive clothing in OME, the Mosaic Cupboard and Mosaic Minds program, which help lower-income students. She also developed a support and mentorship program for first-generation students, Garcia said.

“Shantanique’s experience and educational background in counseling and college student personnel, along with her collaborative, inclusive, strategic, student-center approach, position her well to serve as Gettysburg’s next Director of Multicultural Engagement,” Garcia said.

The college will launch a search to fill the Assistant Director of OME position.

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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 co-service vice president 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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