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CMU announces three administrative fellows

Faculty to expand leadership through priorities, mentoring


​President George E. Ross and Provost Michael Gealt have announced three faculty members for their 2017-18 Administrative Fellows Program.

N. Christine Brookes, from the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Vincent Mumford, from The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, received appointments as senior administrative fellows. Concha Allen, from the College of Business Administration, received appointment as an associate administrative fellow.

Now in its third year, the program supports the fellows in completing an independent project of their choosing while under the mentorship of the president, provost, senior administrators and administrative groups. Participants take part in formal leadership seminars and further explore their interest in becoming administrative leaders. The program also helps them to increase their effectiveness in current roles.

The three fellowships will begin in the fall.

N. Christine Brookes

Christi Brookes, who began teaching French at CMU in 2004, is chair of the world languages and cultures department. Her dedication to her profession is apparent in her many university involvements.

Brookes is co-chair of the Shared Governance and Communications Committee and the university's internationalization project. She is a member of the Academic Senate and previously was an executive board member for the School for Public Service and Global Citizenship. She served as a liaison for last year's diversity and inclusion study. Brookes has taught honors courses, advised student organizations, served as an advisor for study abroad and assists an immigrant rights activist group in organizing the Migrant Trail Walk in Tucson, Arizona, as a member of its board of directors.

She will work under the mentorship of the provost.

Vincent Mumford

Vincent Mumford began his career with CMU in 2006 and teaches in the department of physical education and sport. His background in leadership has been demonstrated throughout his time with CMU.

Mumford's commitment to the university includes serving as the division director for sport management, executive director of the Center for Global Sport Leadership and as a member of the Academic Senate. Additionally, Mumford has served on the board of directors for the South Orlando YMCA and as a board member for the Angel Wings Fund, a local nonprofit organization that supports individuals and families affected by cancer.

He will work under the president throughout his appointment.

Concha Allen

Concha Allen is an accomplished researcher, leader, visionary and devoted faculty member in the marketing and hospitality services administration department. She joined CMU in 2006.

Allen has served as a member of the Academic Senate since 2009 and has been a member of the Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee. She was a key player in defining CMU's current Shared Governance and Communications Committee and approach. She will serve as the committee's co-chair starting in May.

Allen will work under the guidance of the provost during her fellowship.


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