Meet the Staff
The Multicultural Center is staffed by a Director, Noha Elmohands, and a Program Coordinator, Erika Monfort. Under their direction, the center seeks to shape a strong community among students of color while promoting an understanding of cultural multiplicity, humility, and intersectionality for the Simmons community as a whole.
The work they do and the mission they hold is supported by Simmons administration, faculty, and staff from the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion, and Equity (OCIE) as well as various academic departments. The Multicultural Center is part of OCIE whose mission is to make Simmons the most inclusive campus in New England.
After working in Residence Life for the past six years, Erika has recently transitioned out to pursue her passion in diversity, inclusion and equity work. Much like Student Affairs, Erika’s working philosophy is student centered, focusing on the personal development of students in relation to their peers, environment, and their intellectual growth.
Erika understands the importance of allowing space for students to be autonomous while holding them accountable and instilling confidence in their ability to not only sustain but to elevate and amplify their purpose.