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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Brooksher named director of equal opportunity/associate general counsel

Jamie (Cowan) Brooksher has been named director of equal opportunity and associate general counsel at Pittsburg State University. The announcement was made by Darron Farha, PSU general counsel.

Brooksher’s responsibilities will include working with students and employees to accommodate those with disabilities, ensuring compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, and facilitating the resolution of grievances. She will also collaborate with Farha in legal matters involving the university.

Brooksher finished her juris doctorate at the University of Kansas in May. She is a PSU alum, having received her bachelor’s degree in history in 2003. While a student at PSU, she served as coordinator for the Sexual Assault Response Team, and was president of the History Club.

As a law student, Brooksher worked for the National Labor Relations Board in Overland Park, Kan., where she investigated and assisted with cases stemming from labor union disputes. During that time, she also worked in a clerkship for the Douglas County (Kan.) District Court, where she assisted judges and court administrators with legal research and brief writing. Her student tenure also included serving on the University of Kansas Defender Project, a nonprofit legal counsel for the incarcerated.

Farha said Brooksher was selected for the position because of her focus on labor laws: “Her eagerness, along with her willingness to work in employment law, will further the mission of this office and of Pittsburg State University.”

Originally from rural Mulberry, Kan., Brooksher has moved back to Pittsburg with her husband, James, and their three children, Gabe, 7, Jack, 6, and Lucy, six months.

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