Mississippi University for Women has announced Dr. David Brooking as the executive director of enrollment management.


“With his experience in higher education, particularly at The W, we are fortunate to have Dr. David Brooking lead our strategic enrollment initiatives,” said University President Nora Miller.

As executive director of enrollment management, Brooking will head the university’s Enrollment Management Council, serve on the President’s Cabinet and lead the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid. He will work with university leadership and deans to increase awareness of university opportunities to prospective students. Brooking will oversee the university’s Strategic Enrollment Plan.

“It’s an honor to be selected as The W’s executive director of enrollment management. I’m excited to partner with our faculty, staff, students and alumni as we work to recruit more students to our wonderful university,” said Brooking.

Since 2014, He has served as the director of the Student Success Center at the university. Brooking was additionally named Title III project director in 2018. Since arriving at The W, he has developed and monitored the progress of the university’s retention plan, collaborated with other enrollment management directors and directed all Student Success Center activities including freshman advising, new student orientation, disability services and peer mentoring.

Before arriving to The W, Brooking served as Title III director at Enterprise State Community College in Alabama for almost five years and had 13 years of higher education experience at both the university and community college level.

Brooking earned a doctor of education in higher education administration from The University of Alabama and master of education in college student personnel from The University of Southern Mississippi. He received an undergraduate degree in political science from Auburn University Montgomery. 

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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