Dr. Nicole Sirju-Johnson has served as the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Binghamton University since November 2008. She is originally from Brooklyn NY where she graduated Valedictorian from George Westinghouse High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY College at Brockport in 1997 before attending Binghamton University for graduate school. She holds a Masters in Public Administration (1999) and a PhD in Political Science (2011). She has served the university as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and as an Instructor of Record for Political Science. She currently teaches in the Student Affairs Administration Program in addition to her MRC responsibilities. Within the MRC, Dr. Sirju-Johnson currently serves as the primary cultural competency trainer for the university and as the Instructor of Record for the MRC Mentoring Program's internship course. She is the founding advisor for the BU chapter of the NAACP and supports a variety of student groups on campus, including serving as advisor to the National Pan Hellenic Council at Binghamton University.
MRC Program Coordinator
Mengchen Huang is the Program Coordinator for the Multicultural Resource Center. She is originally from Fujian, China. Her family moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2002, where she graduated in the top 10 percentile of her class at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. She then enrolled at Binghamton University where she was a double major in Psychology and Asian & Asian American Studies (AAAS). After earning her Bachelor's degrees and graduated with the AAAS Departmental Honor in 2006, she was admitted to the Dual Masters Degree program of Public Administration and Student Affairs Administration Programs at Binghamton University. In the three years as a graduate student Mengchen has worked with several Student Affairs offices including the MRC where she was a Graduate Assistant for three semesters. Her primary responsibilities included Asian & Asian American Student Outreach. To her credit, Mengchen is multi-lingual, speaking fluent English, Mandarin, Fujianese and Cantonese. She has worked with the Center for Civic Engagement, International Student Orientation, and Academic Advising for the Human Development Program and South African Exchange Mentoring. She graduated in May 2013, immediately transitioning into the role of Program Coordinator for the MRC. As the MRC Program Coordinator, Mengchen will oversee evaluation and assessment of MRC programs as well as supervise and train MRC student interns.