Laura Brock has 17 years of aggregate experience as an Assistant Controller in the commercial construction industry and as a University-Society Collaboration Specialist within higher education where she currently serves as a Regional University Development Manager for Grand Canyon Education, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree and a Master of Science in Leadership degree.
Laura is presently completing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership program where she refines her leadership and decision-making capabilities in relation to teaching, administration and fiscal management by exploring governance in present-day postsecondary institutions and strategizing for the future using established research and data. Emphasis is on leadership theories that help effectively manage a diverse team and build a community of scholars in higher education. Her area of focus is on virtual education and virtual team effectiveness.
Laura considers herself a lifelong learner and is an advocate for medical freedom and informed consent. Passionate about health education, science, and research, she advocates for healthy lifestyle decisions and to increase knowledge and awareness surrounding choices available to improve lifestyles and overall health.
PERSONAL INTEREST IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
As a child, Laura spent every Sunday at convalescent nursing homes with her mother, visiting room by room, the elderly who lacked social connections and love. With deep care for the needy and elderly, Laura holds dementia and Alzheimer’s closer to her heart as her grandmother passed away in 2018 after a rapid onset of dementia. Having been exposed to the exhaustive role of caregivers during this time, she is committed to utilizing her talents, education, and skills in serving this population wholeheartedly.