Brianna T. Scott was elected to the MSU Board of Trustees for an eight-year term that began Jan. 1, 2019. Scott grew up in Muskegon and attended MSU, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing. At MSU, she served as president of the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She earned a law degree from Wayne State University in 2000 and is licensed to practice law in Michigan and New York.
Scott was hired as the first African-American assistant prosecutor in Muskegon County. During her final year in the prosecutor’s office, she worked on felony criminal sexual conduct and neglect/abuse cases. She later worked at a law firm where she represented municipalities and practiced real property and corporate law, while also serving as a contract attorney for abuse and neglect cases in Muskegon County. In 2005, Scott founded the first minority (African-American and female) law firm in Muskegon and now employs a full-time staff of five.
Her list of board memberships includes Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Access Health, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore and the United Way of the Lakeshore. She is a past president and the first person of color to lead the Muskegon Rotary Club and has acted as chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee since 2013. She also serves as legal counsel for the International Churches of God in Christ.