The board of regents at Kentucky State University has named M. Christopher Brown as the historically Black educational institution’s 15th president.
Dr. Brown has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the Southern University System in Louisiana. He is the former president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He stepped down from that position in December 2013. Earlier in his career, Dr. Brown was provost at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and dean of education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Brown said, “I am profoundly honored to be named president of Kentucky State University, a revered and important higher education institution that has blazed trails in academia, equality, and higher learning since its founding in 1886. KSU has a dedicated faculty, staff, and student body, and I know that we will forge deep, respectful relationships that will fuel great partnerships to benefit and promote this esteemed institution.”
Dr. Brown is a graduate of South Carolina State University, where he majored in elementary education. He holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in higher education from Pennsylvania State University.