John Brooks — 2011 Staff Advisory Council Representative

Department: Enrollment Management
Title: Advisor Associate


I am from a small town in North Central Pennsylvania called Mansfield. I joined the PA Army National Guard at age 17 and ended my contract in 2007, after six years that included a year deployment to Iraq. My undergraduate studies were completed at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where I received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. I am now working on my Masters of Science in Distance Education Policy and Management and my Masters of Business Administration at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). I started working here at UMUC in May of 2010 as an associate advisor, and have been working on including myself in activities throughout the campus ever since. Some of the activities that I have participated in include UMUC Navigation Station, SkillSoft certifications and graduate school.

Nomination Essay

This nomination would assist me in better understanding the employees of UMUC. It is always beneficial to meet colleagues throughout the university and work with other employees that are not in your immediate department. Primarily, this nomination will provide me with the opportunity to grow at UMUC and will provide me with the opportunity express issues and concerns, which many colleagues are having at UMUC.