Texas Wesleyan is pleased to announce the return of David Monge, who was recently selected to serve as the director for the University’s new Rams Rising student support program.
Supported by a grant from the Rainwater Foundation, this new TXWES initiative serves first-generation and Pell-eligible Tarrant To & Through (T3) students. The Rams Rising initiative will provide programming and wraparound services to help these students persist and graduate prepared to succeed in a career or graduate program within four years.
Monge began his journey with the RAMily in 2015 as the first person hired to work specifically with student organizations and Greek life. He then served as the assistant director for new student experiences where he revitalized and revamped the way Texas Wesleyan welcomes incoming students through orientation and Ram Camp.
Before his return home to TXWES this year, he took a two year sabbatical in Portland, Oregon assisting Oregon Health and Science University with marketing activities for research to improve the delivery of public healthcare programs. During this time, Monge used his expertise to launch a national program for Medicaid policymakers, providers and researchers to build community, collaborate, discuss and share emerging needs.
Monge holds a master’s degree in higher education and student development from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Eastern Michigan University.