RCTC Announces Appointment of Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. Brown comes to RCTC with 33 years of leadership experience in higher education, most recently serving as the Interim Vice President of Student Support Services at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC, where he was responsible for numerous areas including admissions, advising, assessment, athletics, counseling, disability services, financial aid, student government, student life, student discipline and veterans services. Previously he served within the field of student affairs as Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Dean of Student Services, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs and Director of two federal TRIO programs.
Throughout his education career, Dr. Brown has provided vision, leadership, collaboration and strategic direction within Student Affairs divisions on issues involving enrollment management, academic advising, student engagement, fiscal management, retention, and diversity He has served on four separate Institutional Strategic Planning Committees, served on more than 15 policy and procedures committees, and successfully moved innumerable policies through the governance process and board approval. His leadership led to the creation of a university Woman’s Center for Non-Violence. He also created a campus Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Program, which received the U. S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award for four years and elevated to the level of distinction for two consecutive years. He has also led student affairs aspects involving construction and development of multi-million dollar buildings including a new student center and several residence halls.
Dr. Brown is noted to have a longstanding commitment to community service and engagement serving both on local and corporate boards of the YMCA, March of Dimes and Rotary Club. In addition, Dr. Brown served for a number of years as a mediator/arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau and the Dispute Settlement Center.
A native of New York, Dr. Brown is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resources; a master’s degree in educational administration and occupation education; and a doctorate of education in educational organization, administration and policy. He also earned a master’s degree in career and technical education from Buffalo State College.
Dr. Brown’s first day on campus will be November 9th.