An alumna of College Park Scholars, Kelly Brower has returned to Scholars and to the University of Maryland (UMD) because she believes that living–learning programs are the best way to ensure a student’s success while in college. She earned a citation in the Life Sciences Scholars program in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Avian Sciences, with a minor in Leadership Studies, from UMD in 2012. She earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Virginia Tech in 2017.
Prior to her return 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.
Brower brings passion, enthusiasm, and a broad range of personal and professional experiences to this position, and she is so excited to welcome new Terps into the Scholars community!