Domingue will direct the operation of Hampshire’s Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center
Andrea “Dre” Domingue is Hampshire’s new director of multicultural and international student services, responsible for the operation of the Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and student services for the SOURCE (Students of Under-Represented Colors and Ethnicities) community.
A group of students, staff, and faculty met with Domingue during her campus visit this summer. Many of the students altered their summer plans to participate in the interviews, both in person and by phone.
"I’m so eager to get started here. The Hampshire students I’ve met have an energy and deep commitment to the cultural center,” Domingue said. “I’m excited to partner with them to expand the work of the cultural center, to develop strategies and move forward in a direction that makes sense for Hampshire."
Domingue brings extensive programming, advising, and teaching experience to the position. Since 2010 she has been a lecturer and instructor at UMass Amherst, at the same time earning her doctorate in student development with a concentration in social-justice education. She facilitated the Body Politics program for the Women of Color Leadership Network at UMass and has been coediting a book on black women in social-justice education.
"I was interested in this role because, as a lecturer the past few years, I’ve been having engaging conversations with students around social justice and the challenges they have outside of classrooms,” she said. “I’m excited to return to working in student services, specifically with students of color and international students, to help make their experiences more inclusive and affirming."
Previously, she was cochair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, and assistant director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Services at New York University.
In 2014, Domingue completed her dissertation, “‘Give Light and People Will Find a Way’: Black Women College Student Leadership Experiences with Oppression at Predominantly White Institutions.”
Currently, she is chair of the Commission for Social Justice Educators, part of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., where she has held leadership positions since 2010.
In addition to her doctorate, Domingue holds an MA in higher-education administration from NYU and a BA in mathematics and sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Domingue's first day at Hampshire was Monday, August 8. "I’m excited to meet all Hampshire students and to learn from them,” she said. “Those I’ve met are thoughtful, critical, and brilliant. I believe they have a lot to teach me about social justice and advocacy. I’m eager to work in partnership with them."