Stephanie Kinkaid

Rm 112 Poling Hall (309) 457-2125


Director of Human Resources


B.S. Illinois State University, public relations, 1991.
M.A. Western Illinois University, College student personnel: Higher education leadership, 2017.


An Illinois native, Stephanie has worked in higher education for 15 years.

Before coming to Monmouth, she served as a director of two daycare centers and as a mental health professional. She began her work at Monmouth College in the Student Affairs Office before becoming an assistant director of the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships. She later served as the Title IX coordinator at Monmouth before leaving the College to take on the role of director of equal opportunity and access at Western Illinois University. She returned to Monmouth to serve as the College’s director of human resources.

Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in public relations from Illinois State University and a master of arts in higher education leadership from Western Illinois University.

Monmouth College & You

Although I am not a Monmouth graduate, I have a strong love for the College. Before I worked here, my sister was the secretary in the Academic Affairs Office for 23 years. She loved the College as much as I do. Through her, I learned of the family that existed at Monmouth, and when the chance came to work here, I jumped.

I have developed relationships with students that stand the test of time. I’ve attended baby showers, engagements parties, and even officiated the wedding of two graduates. Some of my best memories involve having life chats with students, drinking coffee at Einstein Bagel Bros., and catching up at Homecoming Weekend. Some of my best friends are Monmouth graduates. I have laughed with students over silly jokes, cried with them over broken hearts, and rejoiced with them when they walk across the stage.

I cannot imagine loving an institution as much as I love Monmouth. There is a magic in this liberal arts college that only those lucky enough to visit understand. It will always be the red-brick buildings, bagpipes and Scots for me.