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Dr. Leonard M. Brock

Region: Western
Program Institution:
SUC at Brockport


College/University: SUNY Brockport
Major/Minor: B.S. Communication Studies
Graduation Date: 2003

Graduate School/University: SUNY Brockport & St. John Fisher College
Graduation Date: 2009

Advanced Degrees/Professional Licenses: M.S. Public Administration, Ph.D. Education in Executive Leadership

Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments: Dr. Leonard M. Brock graduated from the CSTEP program in 2003. He earned his Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College August of 2009. In addition, Dr. Brock holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Studies and a Master's of Public Administration; both obtained from the State University of New York College at Brockport. Dr. Brock has extensive experience working in human services with inner-city youth and young adults dating back to age 14; serving in roles such as day camp counselor, senior youth specialist, site coordinator, program coordinator, manager, director, and associate vice president. In addition to his experiences in human services, Dr. Brock also worked two years in higher education as a counselor for academically and financially underprivileged and underrepresented students. Dr. Brock is often sought after for presentations and independent consulting work. In addition to his service, Dr. Brock is recognized for his many contributions to the Rochester community as evident by his numerous awards and accolades. In February of 2007, at age 25, Dr. Brock was named one of Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle emerging African American Leaders under 40. In September of 2007, Dr. Brock was named class representative-elect for one of the most notable African American leadership development programs in Western New York. In February of 2010, Dr. Brock was one of 10 men honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Nu Omega Chapter for his self-less service and endless contributions to the Greater Rochester community. In addition, in April of 2010, Dr. Brock received the Author O. Eve Opportunity for Higher Education Program Alumni of the Year Award at the State University of New York College at Brockport.

Dr. Brock has not only worked with inner-city youth and young adults, he is a product of the inner-city. A native of Rochester, NY, Dr. Brock experienced firsthand the ills of poverty, crime, drugs and growing up in a single-parent household. At age 29, Dr. Brock is charged with the task of addressing social ills such as poverty and illiteracy and plans to change the outlook of life for inner-city residents of Rochester, NY, across New York State, and beyond.


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