Donna R. Brooks

Brooks Selected for National Leadership Program

(March 10, 2011) Donna R. Brooks, assistant dean and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Health Professions at Armstrong Atlantic State University, is one of 13 individuals selected to participate in the Leadership Development Program conducted by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP).

The 2011 program will have two parts, with the first being held March 15-16 in New Orleans, La., immediately preceding the start of the Association's 2011 spring meeting on March 17-18. The second part will take place in Scottsdale, Ariz., on October 17-18, immediately prior to the 2011 annual conference on October 19-21. Participants include associate/assistant deans and new deans who were appointed within the previous 24 months at the time of applying.

β€œI am excited about Dr. Brooks' selection for ASHAP's leadership development program,” said Shelley Conroy, dean of Armstrong's College of Health Professions. β€œIn particular, it is helpful for assistant deans to be able to work on teams focusing on issues of mutual interest, while at the same time having an opportunity to pursue activities enabling them to develop their personal leadership skills. We look forward to the new perspectives, enthusiasm and expertise Dr. Brooks will bring back to Armstrong from her participation in this program.”

The program will feature guest speakers Andrew Sorensen, a former provost at the University of Florida and former president of the University of Alabama and the University of South Carolina; and Nikki Krawitz, vice president of finance and administration for the University of Missouri System and the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Business Officer Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Brooks joined Armstrong as a faculty member in 1995. She served as department chair of communication sciences and disorders prior to being named assistant dean of the College of Health Professions in 2009. She holds a Ph.D. in audiology and speech science from Purdue University and master's and bachelor's degrees in speech language pathology from Hampton University.