Dr. Anthony E. Munroe is Essex County College’s 8th President, assuming the leadership reins on June 1, 2017. Before coming to Essex, Dr. Munroe served as President of Malcolm X College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago system. He brings to Essex County College three decades of experience as both an educator and a nationally recognized executive leading urban healthcare and health education institutions.

During his time at Malcolm X College with more than 12,000 students, Dr. Munroe led the successful implementation of the College to Careers initiative, a program that is designed to close the job skills gap and that has been recognized by The World Bank as a global best practice. He also led and facilitated the planning and construction of a new campus and led enrollment management and program development initiatives that allowed Malcolm X College to exceed enrollment projections.

Prior to heading Malcolm X College, Dr. Munroe served as Executive Administrator of the Ross University School of Medicine’s Bahamas Campus and as Associate Vice President of Health Systems Affairs and Associate Dean of Clinical Network Operations at Ross University School of Medicine in New Jersey. He also was President of Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, a full-service, community focused hospital with a staff of 1,000 full-time employees.

In addition, he headed several other hospitals, including St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital, as well as Executive Director of Family Health Services for the New York City Department of Health. Dr. Munroe has also been a visiting Assistant professor in DePaul University’s Department of Sociology.

Dr. Munroe is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges that many students face along their paths to success. He was a non-traditional, adult student who worked full-time while pursuing his college education. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Regents College of New York, and went on to earn an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Masters of Public Health – Health Policy & Management from Columbia University in New York and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Health Education from Columbia University -Teacher’s College, New York, NY.

He is married with two young sons.