Brokenburr To Head Human Resources at CSM

The College of Southern Maryland announces the selection of Shenita Brokenburr as its executive director of human resources.

“I am excited to be a part of the College of Southern Maryland. As a multi-year recipient of the Workplace Excellence Award from the Alliance of Workplace Excellence, CSM exemplifies a culture of inclusion and an environment that values diversity of its faculty, staff and students, while promoting performance excellence and work/life balance,” said Brokenburr.

Brokenburr’s most recent position was project consultant for the Michigan Center for Education and Work at Michigan State University (MSU), where she is also a Ph.D. candidate in higher education administration. Her scholarly research and practical interests lie in community colleges, workforce investment policy, board governance and education for work. Prior to her full-time studies at MSU, her most previous position was as director of staffing services at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.

With more than 20 years of experience in human resources administration, Brokenburr has held several human resources posts at public and private higher education institutions, including Florida State University (FSU), Stetson University and Valencia Community College. She holds dual graduate business degrees in business administration and management from Webster University, and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from FSU. In addition, she has certifications in human resources from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and in labor relations from MSU.

Brokenburr is a member of several professional organizations including SHRM, the National Council for Workforce Education, the National Association for Workforce Development Professionals and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. She has taught as an adjunct instructor of career development, business management and group dynamics.

Her community involvement has included board membership with the Michigan Association for Adult and Continuing Education (MAACE) and the Community Relations Coalition in East Lansing, Mich. Additionally she has been involved in mentoring programs including Project Upward Bound and National YMCA Youth Achievers, and served as a graduate advisor and alumnae member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

“I look forward to building on the college’s tradition of workplace excellence and supporting President Gottfried’s mission of making CSM the employer of choice for Southern Maryland,” she said.

CSM has been recognized for the fourth year with the Workplace Excellence Award by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence for its dedication and commitment to employee work-life initiatives. For information about employment opportunities, visit CSM online at or call 301-934-7700, or 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7700.