UW-Stout: Assistant chancellor named for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

An inaugural assistant chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has been named at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Quin Brooks was announced Wednesday, April 20, by Chancellor Katherine Frank as the new leader of the university’s EDI unit. The unit was established Aug. 1, 2021, to prioritize UW-Stout’s commitment to EDI across the university community.

Brooks currently serves as assistant dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Contemporary Student Services at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark.

“I’m delighted that Dr. Brooks will be joining UW-Stout to lead the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion unit. Her experience, educational background, and leadership philosophy and skills will help move forward critical work at the university and throughout the community,” Frank said. “Dr. Brooks will be instrumental in helping advance Stout’s FOCUS2030 goals, including efforts to eliminate barriers for our historically underserved populations.”

Brooks has a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Carolina University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a M.A. in leadership and ethics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.; and a B.S. in communications from Troy University in Troy, Ala.

“It is with the utmost enthusiasm that I prepare to serve the UW-Stout family in this role. I look forward to helping UW-Stout enhance its essence of inclusive excellence by creating and maintaining a campus culture in which the identities of our students, faculty, and staff are validated and celebrated in their entirety.”

Brooks will begin work Monday, July 11, at UW-Stout.