Monica Smith is the first vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Augustana College in Illinois. Prior to joining Augustana in 2017, she served as chief diversity officer at Elizabethtown College, director of the office of inclusion and diversity at Saint Joseph’s University (PA), and assistant to the dean for faculty development and student concerns and assistant to the provost for multicultural concerns at Eastern University. Smith has taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Eastern University. She holds an MS and PhD in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. She also received a certificate of achievement from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.