The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Shelvy L. Campbell-Monroe, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Pushing Diversity Forward
Shelvy L. Campbell-Monroe is the associate dean of Diversity & Inclusion at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the university’s School of Pharmacy. She is often asked what a Diversity dean does. “What don’t they do?” she replies. Her main role is ensuring a quality and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
Over the past 25 years, Campbell-Monroe has served in human resources and equity compliance at West Virginia State University and in admissions, student financial assistance, and student service positions at Marshall. In 2012, she found her dream job within Diversity & Inclusion. Part of her work includes developing pathway programs to attract students of color who are underrepresented in medical, pharmacy, and other healthcare fields.
Campbell-Monroe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia State University, a master’s in industrial and employee relations from Marshall, and an education specialist degree from Marshall, as well as a doctorate in education from Capella University. Her advice to others is to make it where you want to be so you can give back. “It’s everyone’s job to push diversity forward,” she says.