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Woods Briefs Fall 2023

News and notes about William Woods students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

William Woods Students, Faculty, and Staff

Jessica Brown, an Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and a member of the ASL faculty at WWU for five years, passed the national CDI exam earlier this year and in doing so became one of only 219 Certified Deaf Interpreters in the United States. She also became the only nationally Certified Deaf Interpreter in the state of Missouri. The accomplishment for Brown was a goal for her that was more than 15 years in the making.

Dr. Stephan Forsha, Associate Provost for Graduate Programs at WWU, was chosen as one of 34 participants for Leadership Missouri 2023, the premiere leadership development program offered by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Leadership Missouri is designed to enhance the leadership skills of current and emerging leaders through an in-depth exploration of the state’s economic, political and social issues.

William Woods Alumni

Kerri Roberts ’11 created her own business called Salt and Light Advisors located in Columbia, MO.

Judge Kelly Broniec ’92 was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court by Missouri Governor Mike Parson on September 12, 2023. Judge Broniec, who graduated from The Woods with a degree in Business Administration, was serving on the Eastern District Court Of Appeals at the time of her appointment, and also previously served as an Associate Circuit Judge for Montgomery County (Mo.) for 15 years. The Woods Today profiled Judge Broniec during a visit to the WWU campus in 2019:  https://news.williamwoods.edu/judge-kelly-broniec-wwu-alumna-returns-to-william-woods-for-annual-visit-of-missouri-court-of-appeals-western-district-to-campus/