Black History Month Employee Spotlight | Monique Skinner

Black History Month is celebrated every February as a time to commemorate and acknowledge the Black Americans who played a critical role in the founding and shaping of the United States.

Union Institute & University is participating in the celebration by spotlighting members of our faculty and staff.

Employee spotlight | Monique Skinner

Tell us about your role at Union.
I am the Program Manager for the Ph.D. department. I am the backbone of the program managing the administration and background duties that support the Dean, Associate Dean, Ph.D. faculty, and Ph.D. students.

What does Black History Month mean to you?
Black History Month is a time to appreciate, celebrate, and recognize the achievements and innovations of our ancestors. It’s a time to honor our heritage and promote awareness and understanding of Black culture. It’s a time to reflect on the past and gaze toward the hope for the future.

What advice do you have for people looking to start their careers or become a leader?
Be confident in your ability whether it is leadership or otherwise. Create a culture of leading by example, and lead with love.

What is your favorite mantra?
God is within me, I will not fail.