Director of Public Administration
Public Administration Division
- MBA Management and Economics (Abilene Christian University)
- B.B.A. Business Management (McMurry University)
- Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government (Harvard University)
Bob Brooks joined CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies in May 2014 as Director of Public Administration. Prior to joining Colorado Christian University full time, Brooks served as an adjunct professor at both CCU and the University of Colorado in Denver, teaching business and leadership courses as well as political science.
Mr. Brooks has over 25 years of experience in city and county management, including Front Range and Western Slope, urban and rural, large and small. Brooks also served as the Executive Director of Highline Community Church, as a partner in a national consulting firm, and in city and county manager positions in Texas, Kansas and Colorado. He was elected to two terms as a county commissioner in Arapahoe County, Colorado, and joined Governor Bill Owens’ cabinet in 1999 as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
Mr. Brooks has been extensively involved in criminal justice throughout his career in public administration having been involved in the total reorganization of a police department, rebuilding the public interface of a police department, the construction of two new detention facilities, and the establishment of personnel, procedures, training and facilities for two municipal courts.
He is a member of nearly 40 civic and professional affiliations, including the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, Attorney General’s Municipal/County Advisory Board, Colorado Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and the Colorado Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Advisory Committee. He is a founding member of the E-470 Public Highway Authority Board of Directors, past-president of the Colorado Association of County Administrators, and a former member of the board of directors of the Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska. He has been honored by many organizations, including “County Administrator of the Year” by the Association of Colorado County Administrators, the first such award conferred by that association.
Brooks received Christ at the age of nine and has been an active member of churches wherever he has lived, including an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Durango. He and his wife Jan have two children: Dr. Brittany Seymour who is a dentist and an assistant professor of global and community health with the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Brennan who is an assistant director in the film industry in New York and lives on a sailboat. His hobbies include flying, sailing and motorcycles.