CCU Spotlights

Bob Brooks

Bob Brooks

Program Director, Assistant Professor
Business and Technology 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)

Email: bbrooks@ccu.edu

Phone: 303-963-3481

Biography and Professional Achievements

Bob Brooks is the director of the Master of Public Administration, Master of Criminal Justice, Undergraduate Organizational Management and Leadership Programs at Colorado Christian University.

Prior to joining CCU 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.

Brooks has over 25 years of experience in city and county management in Texas, Kansas, and Colorado, and was elected to two terms as a county commissioner in Arapahoe County. Brooks also served as a partner in a national consulting firm and as a member of Gov. Owens’ cabinet as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

He has served as a member of almost 40 civic and professional affiliations, including a number of state and national task forces and committees. He has presented and written numerous state and national publications. He is a founding member of the E-470 Public Highway Authority board of directors and past president of the Colorado Association of County administrators. 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 body.

Journal Publications

  • Brooks B., “Special Districts: Why so special?” Colorado Real Estate Journal, August – September 2006, page 52.
  • Brooks, B., and Harwell, C., “Attaining Financial Sustainability in an Uncertain Fiscal Climate,” Colorado Municipalities, vol. 86, no. 1, 2010, pp. 12-13.
  • Brooks, B., “Special Districts Join to Promote Growth in I–25 Southeast Corridor,” SDA newsletter, December 2007, pp. 1 – 2. 
  • Brooks, B., “Excessive Government or Anarchy – Must We Choose??” CCI Commentator, November/December 1997. pp. 26 – 27.
  • Reports
  • Governor’s Task Force on Victim’s Support for the Columbine High School Tragedy. Summary Report. Submitted to Gov. Bill Owens July 13, 2000.
  • Transition plan for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, submitted to Gov. Bill Owens October 2002.

Studies

  • “Review of the Department of Public Works Proposed Office Building,” Submitted to the City of Glendale Colorado, July 2007.
  • “Report to the Board of Commissioners, Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo, Colorado, A Performance Audit of the Pueblo Convention Center Operations,” April 2005.
  • “Grassroots Government in Colorado: How Does Weld County Compare? A Colorado Comparative County Study,” Centennial Institute. March 2014. Section 3: How Weld County’s Public Administration and Budgeting Measure Up: Public Administration: A 360° Performance Review pp. 39 – 47. Comparison of Service Levels Across Six Counties, pp. 60 – 61.

Presentations and Invited Lectures

  • Conference Presentation, “Growth of Special Districts in Colorado,” Colorado Chapter American Planning Association Conference, October 5, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation, “Attaining Financial Sustainability in an Uncertain Fiscal Climate,” Colorado Municipal League Annual Conference, June 24, 2010.
  • Committee Briefing, “Colorado Department of Local Affairs,” Joint meeting of Colorado House and Senate Local Government Committees. January 31, 2003.
  • Keynote Address, “City Council Orientation,” City of Glendale, Colorado, May 2, 2006. 
  • Keynote Address, “City Council Orientation,” City of Glendale, Colorado, April 12, 2010. 
  • Keynote Address, “Leadership,” Douglas County Leadership Graduation Ceremony, Douglas County, Colorado, July 12, 2000. 
  • Keynote Address, “Strategy for Incorporation,” Black Forrest Incorporation Committee, March 20, 2007.
  • Keynote Address, “Volunteerism in America,” Northeast Colorado Council of Governments, Philanthropy Days Conference. Fort Morgan, Colorado, May 4, 2000. 
  • Seminars/Workshops, “Hiring of a County Manager,” National Association of Counties, General Session Presentation, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 1989

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