Episode 018 - Shanon Brooks, Monticello College President
March 9, 2015
Shanon Brooks is a co-founder and president of Monticello College, a small liberal arts “New American Founder” college located on the Colorado Plateau in southeastern Utah. He has over twenty-two years experience in teaching and the administration of entrepreneurial higher education organizations. He has taught over 450 “Face to Face With Greatness” seminars in the United States from coast to coast and in Canada, serves as an Executive Advisor for the Hudson Bay Classical Arts Charter School in New York State, and is a veteran of military service in the United States Naval Submarine Fleet. He is the former president of George Wythe University, and one of four founders of the Center for Social Leadership. Co-author of A Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, a Master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D. in constitutional law. On a personal note, he loves investing in real estate, hiking, and permaculture application. He lives in Monticello, Utah with his wife Julia and their children.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson