Program Staff


Raul Leon, Faculty Associate

Dr. Raul A. Leon is an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at EMU. Dr. Leon is an expert on strategic diversity management and his work has been nationally recognized as influential in effectively guiding retention and degree completion initiatives. Dr. Leon is an active researcher with over 35 scholarly contributions. His policy-relevant work continues to be disseminated and applied locally, nationally and internationally. At EMU, Dr. Leon teaches courses in student affairs related to contemporary college students, student development theory and diversity leadership. Dr. Leon has received numerous awards for his scholarship, teaching and service. Additionally, he directs one of few study abroad programs in the nation aimed at preparing current and future student affairs practitioners with an emphasis in international education.

E. Abby Davis, Project Coordinator

Abby is a two-time Eastern Michigan University alumna having earned a bachelor’s degree in
Business Management and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership/Student Affairs. She previously held a position with EMU Upward Bound where she helped students from Ypsilanti Community High
School prepare for college. She is passionate about providing underrepresented students with the
knowledge and resources they need to earn their degree and becoming thriving, fulfilled
members of society. 

Byron Sims, Graduate Assistant

Byron works to coordinate the daily activities within the BrotherHOOD Scholars Program. To reach Byron, please email him at

Keshon Reemer, Resident Advisor

Keshon is the resident advisor for the BrotherHOOD Scholars LLC and serves as a resource to residents. To reach Keshon, please email him at

Tyrone Brandon, Jr., Resident Advisor

Tyrone is the resident advisor for the BrotherHOOD Scholars LLC and serves as a resource to residents. To reach Tyrone, please email him at

Shannon Hawkins, Community Programmer

Shannon works to provide quality programming to the BrotherHOOD Scholars LLC aligning with the BrotherHOOD pillars. To reach Shannon, please email him

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