Assistant Vice President for Community Enhancement
Monica Chavez-Silva has led Grinnell College’s Community Enhancement & Engagement efforts since Grinnell College established the office in 2000. In this role, Monica leads the office’s strategic and operational activities including collaborating with college and community leadership, directing the college’s local grant-making activities, and stewarding programs, policies, and partnerships to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Grinnell. Prior to Grinnell College, Monica served as consumer research specialist and brand strategist at Leo Burnett Chicago, including a gap year in South America to establish a research office for Leo Burnett in Santiago, Chile. At home in Iowa, Monica serves on the Board of the Iowa Council of Foundations and volunteers as a local Harvard alumni interviewer.
733 Broad St.
1106 Old Glove Factory
Grinnell, IA 50112