Meet the Staff
Dr. Monago is active on several University and community committees/councils, such as the President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion (PACODI), Vice Chair for the City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission, Board Member for the Toledo Fair Housing Center, Vice President for the Nigerian Association of Greater Toledo, and State Chair for the State of the State Conference Planning Committee (2014 – Present). This conference brings together a large coalition of organizations across the State of Ohio to address equity, diversity, inclusion and opportunities. She is a proud member of the Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), and an honorary member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Sorority.
In addition to her office duties, she also teaches group fitness classes at the BGSU Recreation Center. She has been recognized for her work on many occasions during her 17 year tenure, but she is most proud of receiving the Division of Student Affairs’ Advisor of the Year Award, the BGSU Human Relations Commissions’ Miguel Ornelas Award and the Administrative Staff Councils’ most distinguished honor, the Michael R. Ferrari Award.
She was inducted into the Order of Omega honoring Greek Leaders and awarded the Favorite Professor/Mentor Award. She serves as BGSU representative for the Diamante Planning Committee, Classified Council and Not In Our Town. She awarded the Dr. Miguel Ornelas Human Relations Award for enhancing positive human relations at BGSU.
Krishna also provides support for Cross-Cultural Communication Program for Department of State IREX-TEA grant project since 2012, and served as grant Co-PI in 2014. This is his fifth year working for BGSU. Krishna came to BGSU after working in the Bonner Center for Service and Learning at Oberlin College. Originally from Cambodia, Krishna earned his undergraduate degree in Education from Royal University of Phnom Penh. After completing his master degree in Community Forestry at Shinshu University, Japan; Krishna pursued and earned his Ph.D. in Regional Environmental Resources Management at Hokkaido University, Japan. He studied the impacts of 1993 World Bank Economic Development Policy on the livelihood of Indigenous people in the northeastern part of Cambodia and traditional farming system. Krishna is also passionate about and advocate for global and multicultural education, cross-cultural communication, social justice, and student’s academic achievement and retention. Beside his native Khmer, Krishna speaks fluently English, Japanese, Thai and some French. He travels extensively to over fifty countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas. While working full-time, Krishna was pursuing another graduate degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. He graduated from the program in May 2013.
Prior to joining our department, she worked in BGSU's Technology Resource Center and within the Office of Student Financial Aid. Latino Student Union awarded Connie the Magda Morales Award (2004). She received a community service award "for promoting positive relationships within the BGSU community" in 2011. As department representative for Family Campaign, for the three consecutive years our department has reached 100% participation. She is a member of the University Academic Support Council, State of the State Planning Committee and manages departmental scholarships. She serves as advisor for Exceptional Intellectual Ladies a campus organization that works with the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo and is the liaison to Latino Student Union. Connie holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University.