Brianna Scott, Candidate for MSU Board of Trustees
Brianna T Scott grew up in Muskegon and attended Michigan State University, earning her B.A. in Marketing. At MSU, she served as president of her sorority and a board of many organizations while a student on campus. Ms. Scott attended Wayne State University Law School. While there, she acted as an editor of The Journal of Law in Society and was also a member of the Executive Board of Moot Court. Ms. Scott received her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in 2000. She is dually licensed to practice law in Michigan and New York.
After law school, Ms. Scott was hired as the first African American Assistant Prosecutor in Muskegon County where she worked for several years. During the final year in the Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Scott worked on felony Criminal Sexual Conduct and Neglect/Abuse cases, winning cases as she advocated for victims. Thereafter, she moved into private practice after being hired at the law firm of Williams Hughes Corwin & Sininger, PC. During her time there she represented municipalities, practiced real property and corporate law and served as as a contract attorney for an abuse and neglect docket of Muskegon County, acting as a Guardian Ad-Litem Attorney for over 120 abused and neglected children.
In 2005, Ms Scott founded the first minority (African American and female) law firm in Muskegon and now employs a full-time staff of five. Characteristically, she has been active as a leader in her community. Her long list of Board memberships includes Access Health, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, the Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of Muskegon, and the United Way of the Lakeshore. She is a past-president and first person of color to lead the prestigious Muskegon County Rotary and has acted as the Chair of its dynamic Diversity and Inclusion Committee since 2013. Additionally, she serves as legal counsel for the International Churches of God in Christ.
Ms. Scott is married to her husband, Stan. and is the mother of one son, an engineering major at MSU.
Ms. Scott’s goal is ensure that MSU provides safety for all persons, accountability and transparency at all levels, tuition affordability, diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the university, and personal accessibility to students, faculty and staff.