Hayden Greene has joined the Manhattan College staff as the Director of Multicultural Affairs, a newly created position in the student life division.
“The Lasallian principles drive the educational system here,” Greene said. “Those principles permeate through everything happening on campus. We want to build on the discussions about inclusion and diversity happening on campus and around the country, and be flexible and nimble to meet the needs of our students.”
Greene has held student life leadership positions at Medgar Evers College, Barnard College and Montclair State University during his career. At Medgar Evers, he was Director of Student Life, where he supervised the student government association and developed leadership programs for student groups and emerging leaders.
At Barnard, Greene served as the Director of Leadership Development. In that role, he coordinated all co-curricular leadership development opportunities for the college. Greene overhauled the college’s Emerging Leaders Program and oversaw students’ participation in Leadership Week in New York City during the winter intersession. He also introduced programs focused on students’ self-care and social opportunities, including a day of play before final exams, poetry readings and an annual trivia competition.
At Manhattan College, Greene is working to develop inclusion workshops involving students, faculty and administrators. He will collaborate with the College’s student life directors to develop peer leadership groups and diversity events that complement the College’s existing clubs and programs.
One upcoming event is “Shout!” on March 28 in celebration of Women’s History Month in Smith Auditorium. The event will celebrate women’s expression of culture from a woman’s point of view. The Jasper Dancers, Batala, a samba drum troupe, and a team from the Nuyorican Poets Café will be among the groups performing during the event.
An avid photographer, Greene earned his bachelor’s degree at Baruch College and his master’s degree at Montclair State University.