“I’m delighted that Dr. Brooks will be joining UW-Stout to lead the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion unit. Her experience, educational background, and leadership philosophy and skills will help move forward critical work at the university and throughout the community,” UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank said in the releaes. “Dr. Brooks will be instrumental in helping advance Stout’s FOCUS2030 goals, including efforts to eliminate barriers for our historically underserved populations.”
Brooks has a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Carolina University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a M.A. in leadership and ethics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.; and a B.S. in communications from Troy University in Troy, Ala.
“It is with the utmost enthusiasm that I prepare to serve the UW-Stout family in this role,” Brooks said in a statement. “I look forward to helping UW-Stout enhance its essence of inclusive excellence by creating and maintaining a campus culture in which the identities of our students, faculty, and staff are validated and celebrated in their entirety.”