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| “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, |
but the ones who are most responsive to change”
~ Charles Darwin
Leadership in Action
Inspiring stories about how leaders on campus are achieving their success
Dr. Monica Brockmeyer
College of Engineering
Dr. Brockmeyer shares what she learned about successful partnerships as she reflects upon the alliance between WSUs Computer Science Department and Focus: HOPE in Detroit.
Dean Farshad Fotouhi shares, “Dr. Brockmeyer really took this opportunity with Focus:HOPE to heart. She never gave up and (because of her persistence) we received the support needed to make it a success. Thanks to her leadership we’re seeing the fruit of this success now.”
As for Dr. Brockmeyer’s approach as Chair, Monika Witoslawski, former Lecturer in Computer Science and current Faculty member at Michigan State University, said she is “Someone I’d like to emulate.”
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