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Program Coordinator, College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program

Kelly Brower serves as the program coordinator for the Public Leadership College Park Scholars living-learning program. She believes in holistic student support and success, and as such, uses her role to help students both in and out of the classroom. Kelly earned a BS in animal sciences with a minor in leadership studies from UMD, and has a MAEd in higher education and student affairs from Virginia Tech. Before returning to UMD, Brower worked as a resident director at George Mason University, where she supported the development of two new living-learning programs and co-chaired a committee to create, implement and assess a new department-wide residential curriculum. As a graduate student, she studied the effects of living-learning program participation on student learning and served as the ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers -- International) Learning Community Graduate Intern at St. Louis University, where she learned the administrative and relational complexities that go into supporting a large living-learning program. Kelly brings passion, enthusiasm and a broad range of personal and professional experiences to this position.