Monique Nunes (affectionately known to students as “Ms. Mo”) is an educational leader with a background in both public and Lutheran education. In her role as Associate Director of Multicultural Programs and Campus Ministry at Valparaiso University she championed innovative new programs designed for diverse student populations. For example, she implemented the Women of Worth (WOW) series where she prompted self-worth and cultural awareness. As Dean of Students at Concordia University, Nebraska students knew her as a cheerleader, motivator, and disciplinarian. Most recently, as the Senior Director of Student Experience at Concordia College, New York she oversaw all aspects of student life on campus. A gifted public speaker whose musical talents are often infused in her pedagogy, she has presented at numerous conferences and events across the country.
Monique Nunes holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University Ann Arbor and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Administration from Webster University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She and her husband, Concordia College New York president, John Arthur Nunes, have six adult children and a growing entourage of grandchildren. Monique joins the CUI team this Fall 2020 semester as our part-time Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coach, working with students on crucial conversations and racial reconciliation and unity endeavors.
“It is a privilege and joy to join the Concordia Irvine Student Affairs team. Now more than ever, healthy, civil and respectful dialogue is needed to strengthen our interpersonal connections. Every human is made in the image of God and deserves dignity and respect. As we move into this academic year, may we find ourselves engaged in transformative dialogue, listening and learning from one another. It is my prayer that we as the body of Christ, link arms together and look to Christ for guidance. I look forward to listening, learning and linking arms with each of you.”