Leonard M. Brock
Program Institution: SUC at Brockport
College/University: SUNY Brockport
Major/Minor: B.S. Communication Studies
Graduation Date: 2003
Graduate School/University: SUNY Brockport
& St. John Fisher College
Graduation Date: 2009
Advanced Degrees/Professional Licenses:
M.S. Public Administration, Ph.D. Education in Executive Leadership
Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments:
Dr. Leonard M. Brock graduated from the CSTEP program in 2003.
He earned his Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership
from St. John Fisher College August of 2009. In addition,
Dr. Brock holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication
Studies and a Master's of Public Administration; both obtained
from the State University of New York College at Brockport.
Dr. Brock has extensive experience working in human services
with inner-city youth and young adults dating back to age
14; serving in roles such as day camp counselor, senior youth
specialist, site coordinator, program coordinator, manager,
director, and associate vice president. In addition to his
experiences in human services, Dr. Brock also worked two years
in higher education as a counselor for academically and financially
underprivileged and underrepresented students. Dr. Brock is
often sought after for presentations and independent consulting
work. In addition to his service, Dr. Brock is recognized
for his many contributions to the Rochester community as evident
by his numerous awards and accolades. In February of 2007,
at age 25, Dr. Brock was named one of Rochester's Democrat
and Chronicle emerging African American Leaders under 40.
In September of 2007, Dr. Brock was named class representative-elect
for one of the most notable African American leadership development
programs in Western New York. In February of 2010, Dr. Brock
was one of 10 men honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Delta Nu Omega Chapter for his self-less service and endless
contributions to the Greater Rochester community. In addition,
in April of 2010, Dr. Brock received the Author O. Eve Opportunity
for Higher Education Program Alumni of the Year Award at the
State University of New York College at Brockport.
Dr. Brock has not only worked with inner-city youth and
young adults, he is a product of the inner-city. A native
of Rochester, NY, Dr. Brock experienced firsthand the ills
of poverty, crime, drugs and growing up in a single-parent
household. At age 29, Dr. Brock is charged with the task of
addressing social ills such as poverty and illiteracy and
plans to change the outlook of life for inner-city residents
of Rochester, NY, across New York State, and beyond.