Welcome Interim Associate Vice President

Vision Statement

The Office of Community Equity, and Diversity inspires individual and community growth toward building an inclusive and equitable living and learning environment. We encourage our campus and community partners  to understand themselves and others through self-reflection and collaborative work. Our programs and practices, grounded in anti-discrimination and anti-racism, cultivate opportunities for all to flourish.

Monica Chiu

Interim Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity

Monica Chiu speaking with associate

For the last twenty years, diversity and social justice have been at the forefront of Monica’s work at UNH. Her courses in Asian American studies might address the literature of Japanese American internees or the graphic narratives of Southeast Asian refugees; her Discovery courses focus on pressing issues related to current American race relations while also delving into UNH’s Special Collections to assess what has changed at UNH and in New England and what still needs our attention. She is influenced culturally by having lived abroad several times, as an undergraduate, an employee for a large corporation, and with her family when she taught in the UNH Cambridge Program and as a Fulbright Scholar. Working with faculty, staff, students, and the wider community in a variety of roles, she continues to learn and to be challenged.  Read more about Prof. Chiu