Director of Graduate Admissions - SPA
School of Public Affairs
A long-time employee of American University, Brenda Manley is currently Director of Graduate Admissions in the School of Public Affairs. She has also served as an education specialist and academic adviser at American and taught courses in diversity management. She is also a trained facilitator and has conducted workshops on life skills, leadership, diversity and education. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and holds a Masters degree in Education as well as a Certificate in Organization Change from American University. She has received numerous Outstanding Performance Awards and a Distinguished Staff Award while at American. Most recently, she was nominated for and received President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award.