Monica Clark is a Director for the College Excellence Program. Prior to joining CEP, Monica was program director for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, where she managed exchanges for humanities scholars, advocated for higher education funding, and administered programs for a network of 24 Overseas Research Centers. Monica has previously served as an associate director for the Community College Initiative at the Education Advisory Board and as program manager for Central and West Africa for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She completed her B.A. in public policy from Duke University and received an MPA and master of arts in international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.