Coordinator named to oversee WMU's Lansing-area location

contact: Jeanne Baron
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Brooks

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University has selected a new regional coordinator for its regional location in the tri-county Lansing area.

Dr. Lillian Brooks began her duties at WMU-Lansing Feb. 23. In her new role, Brooks oversees the regional location's academic programs and enrollment activity. She also contributes to WMU's involvement in the Greater Lansing academic and business communities.

Previously, Brooks worked in the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at Lansing Community College, where she was instrumental in the planning and execution of the Encore! Plus 50 Expo in 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Lillian Brooks

Before starting her career in higher education, Brooks worked in the fields of marketing and hospitality for more than a decade. She shifted gears when she became a marketing instructor at the University of Phoenix in Orlando, Florida. When she returned to Michigan in 2005, her teaching expanded to include sales management and integrated marketing communications at the University of Phoenix metro Detroit campuses.

Brooks earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing and international management from Georgetown University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University.

She began her doctoral studies at MSU in 2007 and while there, was appointed program coordinator of the College of Education's Summer High School Scholars Program. In this position, she managed and implemented a program designed to interest students in studying education as well as attending MSU. In addition, she served as the College of Education’s representative on the Council of Graduate Students and University Council.

Brooks' extensive dissertation research on displaced workers' transition to community earned her high praise and several fellowships as well as opportunities to present her research at several professional conferences. She also is an active member of the Delta Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and serves on its executive board and its membership and economic development committees. 

About WMU-Lansing

For nearly 30 years, WMU-Lansing has been offering high-quality academic programs to community members as well as current and former LCC students in the Clinton, Eaton and Ingham tri-county area. It provides flexible, affordable programs and exceptional customer service to students who have chosen WMU as the next step for their academic pursuits.

WMU-Lansing is part of the University Center at LCC, which is located at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Shiawassee Street on the college's downtown campus. Students may enroll in an undergraduate degree-completion program, the graduate certificate program in alcohol and drug abuse treatment, or the Master of Public Administration, which has six areas of concentration.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/lansing or call WMU-Lansing at (517) 483-9728.

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