Don & Dean 

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Lisa Gasbarrone

Lisa Gasbarrone

Professor of French

Don, Brooks College House

One of my favorite books when I was growing up was The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White. It’s the story of the young King Arthur and the wizard Merlin. “The best thing for being sad,” says Merlin, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails.” He tells Arthur, “Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” I must have taken this to heart, because I developed a lifelong love of learning. And not just the kind you find in books, but the kind you find in life and experience, in successes and failures, in the people and in the world around you. 

I went to Bowdoin College where I studied French and German. I spent my junior year in Paris where I took courses in history, art history, and philosophy. I did my graduate work at Princeton, then taught at Tulane University in New Orleans before coming to F&M. I hate to fly, but I love to travel, and I am passionate about study abroad. My teaching focuses on French and Francophone literature, history, and culture, International Studies, human rights, storytelling (fairy tales), and Les Misérables, among other things. My scholarly writing focuses on Quebec, the novel, and Victor Hugo.


Jedrek Dineros, Brooks College House Dean

Jedrek Dineros

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Dean, Brooks College House

Jedrek Dineros serves as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Brooks College House. Dean Dineros commits to being a positive and supportive resource for all Brooksians as they navigate their undergraduate experience at F&M. He hopes to support Brooks House members build connections, get involved with the on-campus and local communities, and grow personally and professionally.

Dean Dineros received his B.A. in Anthropology and International Studies from the University of California, Irvine and his M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. He joins us most recently from Dartmouth College where he led a college house community as a member of their Residential Life team. He also has experience in K-12 education as a former Teach For America corps member and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.


Brooks House Government

As dictated by the Brooks College House Constitution, the Brooks House Congress serves as the governing body of the House. The House Congress is responsible for overseeing a substantial budget and for organizing programming for the benefit of both the House and the broader College and local communities. 

The Brooks House Congress

The Brooks House Congress consists of an Executive Board and a General Assembly. The House Legate joins the Congress, representing the House's interests on the Diplomatic Congress. Members of the House Congress are popularly elected by members of Brooks College House.

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Brooks House Constitution

The Brooks House Constitution is the supreme governing document of Brooks College House. It establishes the House Government by creating the House Congress, which consists of the Executive Board and the General Assembly, as well as associated committees, and provides guidelines for elections. 

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