Monika Mala, Ph.D.

Director of Alliance Relations

Complete College America

Monika Mala, Ph.D.

Director of Alliance Relations

Complete College America

Monika Mala is the Director of Alliance Relations for Complete College America. In this role, Monika serves as the main Complete College America lead to support Alliance state and consortia members in the West and Midwest. She works closely with each state to guide change, drive momentum and support completion initiatives, specifically through advocacy, policy, and coordination of implementation efforts.

Monika most recently served as the Assistant Director of Access and Opportunities at the University of Nevada, Reno. In this role, she oversaw two federally funded programs, as well as one state funded retention initiative. She worked closely with the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Nevada Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education to successfully implement grant objectives statewide. Monika was responsible for leading advocacy efforts by meeting with lawmakers at the federal and state level, as well as public relation initiatives for access and retention work.

Monika has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a master’s in Counseling Educational Psychology and a PhD in Education with a focus in Equity and Diversity from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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