City - The State
University of New York Board of Trustees today voted to approve the appointment
of Dr. Carol Brown as president of North Country Community College. Brown’s
appointment is effective August 31, 2009. She will earn an annual salary of
national search, the North Country Community College Board of Trustees
appointed Dr. Brown to serve as the college’s fifth president on May 16, 2009.
She currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the Dallas
County Community College District, Texas.
Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Brown as SUNY’s
newest community college president. Her years of experience as a president,
administrator, educator and community partner make her an ideal candidate to lead
the North Country campus. I look forward to working with Dr. Brown as we
develop a strategic plan for SUNY.”
“It is my
honor to welcome Dr. Brown, a New Paltz graduate, back to the SUNY System,”
said Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden. “I would like to thank the
search committee for finding us an excellent candidate and also Frederick Smith
for serving as the campus’ interim president for the past year.”
Dr. Brown said, “It is an honor and
privilege to join the State University of New York and North Country Community College. Working together and in the North Country community, we will build
upon the rich past as we continue to be an important part of Essex and Franklin
counties and our region. My husband Greg and I are looking forward to our move
to one of the most beautiful regions of the country."
Dr. Brown has served as President of
Eastfield College in Texas, President of Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin, Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at Oakland Community College, Michigan, and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland Community College. In addition, Dr. Brown has served as a department chair
and instructor of history at Houston Community College in Texas.
Dr. Brown has received awards and
recognition to include the Technical Excellence Award from the National
Association for Printing Leadership and the Phi Theta Kappa Texas Hall of Fame
for Administrators. Her community involvement includes serving on civic
and community boards to include Chambers of Commerce, United Way, La Casa de
Esperanza and Girl Scouts.
Dr. Brown received her doctorate in Higher
Adult Learning from Michigan State University, Master of Arts in American
History from Catholic University, and a Bachelor of Arts in secondary social
studies from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
About North Country Community College
of Essex and Franklin Counties of New York founded North Country Community College in 1967. The College's mission is to provide the highest
quality public, post secondary education
to area residents, as well as those outside the region, who desire to live,
learn and grow in a unique educational setting. The College is proud to
be unofficially known as "The College of Essex
the State University of New York
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