Monroe Gorden, Jr.

Monroe Gorden, Jr.

Monroe Gorden, Jr., Vice Chancelleor of Student Affairs. Monroe began his professional relationship with University of California, Los Angeles in 2006 as the university’s Chief Administrative and Financial Officer. He held subsequent roles as ADA/504 Compliance Officer, and as both Assistant and Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs. Continuing his service to Student Affairs, he served as Interim Vice Chancellor for the division for two years before being named to his current role of Vice Chancellor in April of 2018.

In this senior management role, Monroe provides leadership and organizational guidance for the largest division at UCLA, comprised of an integrated network of more than 25 departments and more than 600 staff. UCLA Student Affairs encompasses the entire range of student needs and interests, from early outreach through graduation. Its programs and services address housing, physical and emotional wellness, recreation, career preparation and a wide range of student organizations, including services and support for veterans, transfer students, undocumented students, students with children, students in recovery and the LGBTQIA+ community, among others. 

As Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Monroe has introduced division-wide initiatives that promote respectful dialogue across areas of difference, an increase in internships and experiential learning opportunities for students, and the creation of a resiliency spectrum to help support students with their mental health and wellness. Under his direction, Student Affairs also focuses on two priorities: a collaborative commitment to foster the growth and development of students, and an intentional commitment to provide professional development opportunities to each Student Affairs staff member.

Monroe is also a UCLA Bruin by way of academic association. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Business Emphasis, from UCLA and later completed the UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive program. He also earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and is a member of the California State Bar, licensed to practice law within the State of California.