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Susan W. Brooks, '85, to Deliver Commencement for IU McKinney on May 10


Congresswoman Susan BrooksCongresswoman Susan W. Brooks, ’85, will deliver the commencement address for graduates from the Indiana University Robert. H. McKinney School of Law.

“Susan’s career path is an excellent example of how a law degree can be used in so many ways,” said IU McKinney Dean Andy Klein. “She has experience in private practice, at several levels of government service, as well as in higher education. I have no doubt her remarks to the Class of 2014 will be inspirational as well as aspirational.”

Brooks represents Indiana’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves on the Education and the Workforce, Homeland Security and Ethics Committees. She is also the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.

Before her election to Congress, Brooks served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to that, she was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. In addition, she previously served as a deputy mayor in Indianapolis during Steve Goldsmith’s administration.

Earlier in her career, Brooks practiced law at the Indianapolis firm of Ice Miller and also served as a criminal defense attorney for Indianapolis-based McClure McClure & Kammen.

A recipient of IU McKinney’s Alumna of the Year award in 2006, Brooks also is a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.

IU McKinney’s commencement ceremony begins at 2 p.m. on May 10 in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.

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