Counseling & Advising

Donna Brouns

Senior Associate Professor

I have been a Senior Associate Faculty member of the Counseling and Advising Center for 30 years. It has been such a pleasure to have helped so many students over my career with advising, career planning, personal counseling, as well as teaching many Human Development and English as a Second language classes. In addition to serving students, I have put on numerous workshops over the years pertaining to mental health to finding your career passions as well as bringing in guest speakers. My love of learning is continuous and I try to learn something new every day, especially from my students.  I enjoy reading, cycling, Taekwondo, international traveling and going to the coast.  I have been a past member of the National Council of Student Development (NCDA), National Career Global Development Association (NCGDA), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  At the recent fall In Service, I was honored by a former student Michelle Whitney who is now the Superintendent of the Pasco School District. I am a very proud parent of my daughter Emma and have been married to my husband Thomas for the past 30+ years.  I have served and or chaired on numerous on-campus or community committees including 10 years on the Pasco-Franklin County housing authority, Faculty Senate, TROC, peer, Teaching and Learning, Reinstatement, Faculty Affairs, and the Promotion Advisory committees.


M.S.W., Eastern Washington University
B.A., Washington State University
A.A., Columbia Basin College

Black/Red Belt in Taekwondo, 2019

Presenter at the WA State Consortium Foster Care Conference, 2017

On Course I, 2012

Advanced On Course, 2014

 Outstanding TRIO Recipient, 2008

Evaluation of Student’s Retention for Women and Minorities in Math and Science Classes. 2009

Role of Emotional Intelligence on Student Retention in the Community College System, 2009

 3D:  Undecided Pilot and Early Alert Math, 2009

 Faculty Showcase Career Blog about the Global Economy, 2009

 Global Career Facilitator Certificate, 2009

Counseling Intervention for First Quarter Financial Aid Probationary Students, 2008

Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin Counting Distinguished Award, 2007

Building a Winning Team Summer Camp, 2007

Sabbatical to Guadalajara, New Mexico, 2000

Center for Applications of Psychological Type, 1997

Collaborated with Biology Teacher to put on Student Success Study Skills, 1995

Publications (include title, publisher and year published):

Career and Caregiving as Related to Private Practice, Career Convergence Web Magazine, 2010

Presenter at the National Career Development Association, St. Louis, 2009