Hail to the Chief (of Staff)

Journey to Commencement: La Shon Brooks taps into executive leadership experience to fuel doctoral studies

La Shon Brooks is no stranger to wearing several hats at once. As chief of staff to Mississippi Valley State University President Jerryl Briggs, Brooks’ days are filled with the broad duties of an executive cabinet member.

This often means collaborating with a range of faculty, staff and students to help MVSU meet strategic goals.

“I always say I have the best seat in the house because I am not restricted to just one area of higher education,” Brooks said. “Being chief of staff enables me assess what’s working well in every aspect of the university and to identify areas for improvements and facilitate growth.”

Click the image below to read Brooks’ story, which is part of the “Journey to Commencement” series that highlights University of Mississippi students and their academic and personal journeys from college student to college graduate.

Hail to the Chief (of Staff)