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Brenda L. Liszka, M.A. currently serves as the Medical Registrar for the Duquesne University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brenda is an education professional with extensive experiences supporting students from diverse backgrounds and in STEM and health care education over the past fifteen years. Prior to her current role as the Medical School Registrar at Duquesne, Brenda has served in different roles at various institutions building her expertise in managing high-volume academic services in higher education, data and record management, strategic planning, student rights and privacy pertaining to FERPA and other relevant state and federal regulations.

Brenda served as Assistant Registrar and prior to that, as an Academic Advisor in the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University for more than five years. In this role, Brenda used appreciative and strengths-based advising to promote social-emotional development and empowered academic decision making, healthy stress management, self-care and growth mindset for students. She sought to promote an environment that centers the student experiences and builds belonging for members of underrepresented groups in higher education and allied health professions. 

Other experiences she brings to the role includes serving as an Academic Counselor at Robert Morris University, where she managed a bridge program to support the persistence of students underrepresented in higher education. Brenda  has also taught English and Social Studies for a middle school in the Anne Arundel County Public School system in Maryland. Brenda earned a B.A. degree in English and a M.A. in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh. 



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