Director, Student Equity, Inclusion & Community
Champion Miller Center for Student Equity, Inclusion & Community
At Monmouth Since
B.A., Monmouth College
In the fall of 2016, Regina Johnson returned to her Alma Mater to assume the role of Director of Student Equity Inclusion & Community. This change came after a decade in the corporate business/healthcare field. Having started her career in education she returned excited about the opportunity to assist underrepresented students grow in the necessary skills needed to navigate ever changing professional spaces. Over the last six years, Regina has diligently provided equity and inclusion support to all levels of the campus community, through education, promoting inclusive spaces and fostering healthy dialogue across differences. In addition, she serves as the campus coordinator for a grant funded first generation student peer mentoring program, the NCAA Athletic Diversity Inclusion Designee, and is a co-chair of the campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group; a working group responsible for creating the campuses first diversity strategic plan. In alignment with the cultural competency curriculum that is part of the strategic plan, she became a licensed facilitator of Intercultural Development Inventory. The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence in your school or organization. Lastly, Regina oversees the Champion Miller Center for Student Equity Inclusion and the Champion Center Student Intern Staff.
Regina attributes her passion for equity and inclusion work to two critical factors. First, she was raised by her Grandmother, who immigrated to the United States in 1955. Watching her Grandmother struggle with her own “intersected” identities impacted her deeply growing up. Observing those struggles motivated Johnson to study history, politics, and education in college. Second, as a first generation, multi-racial woman herself, she often had to reconcile with her own identity development. This journey of life has fostered her passion for not only equity and inclusion work, but are a driving force in her goal of helping multi-racial women/women unpack their own identity development. Empowered women, work to empower other women.
In her personal life, Regina loves spending time with her husband, children, and watching any activity that they are involved in. Within her community Johnson has served on the local YMCA Board and is a YMCA Level-2 Swim Official, is a founding member of a 501C travel baseball organization, and is a junior high track coach. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and the outdoors when it involves water, boats, and beaches.