Dr. Victor M. Brown, an experienced scholar and speaker, is a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica; despite being an at-risk child, he was the first in his family to attend college. He earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Dr. Brown was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to London, England, where he served as Ambassador of Goodwill for Rotary International and earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Molecular Plant Pathology and Tissue Culture from Wye College, University of London. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry through a joint program between the University of the West Indies and Wye College; and a M.B.A. in Business Administration from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.
Dr. Brown has held senior administrative and faculty positions at several two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities in Alabama, Georgia New Jersey, and New York. During his tenures, Dr. Brown has been instrumental in the development of an early college high school initiative to provide students with the opportunity to simultaneously complete college and high school. In addition, he led the restructuring of academic programs, including embedding high impact practices, stackable credentials, guided pathways and experiential learning in curricula. He fostered strategic partnerships with several four-year institutions to develop baccalaureate and baccalaureate-master transfer agreements with national and international institutions to accelerate student progression and completion. Dr. Brown was influential in developing institutional policies to impact student recruitment, retention, and graduation rates through exposure and engagement with high impact practices to strengthen student persistence.
Dr. Brown has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, promoting and fostering strategic partnerships, and developing strategic planning. Being one himself, Dr. Brown has a passion for increasing the number of college-eligible, underrepresented youth. As such, he collaborates with schools, government and non-profit organization to develop strategic initiatives to create awareness of the educational and career opportunities through research, leadership development, and personal enrichment.
Dr. Brown is a highly sought after speaker on issues pertaining to underrepresented minority youth, STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), education, and coaching. He has participated in discussions, keynoted, and/or spoken at The South Carolina State House, The Caribbean Heritage Month Briefing at The White House, The Caribbean and African Faith-based Leadership Conference, and The Jamaica National Association to name a few. Dr. Brown has received several awards, certificates, and citations from organizations such as New Jersey’s Bergen County Executive; New Jersey’s Bergen County Board of Freeholders; The South Carolina House of Representatives; and The Southeastern Consortium of Minorities in Engineering; for his selfless dedication to working with underrepresented youth.
"Yesterday's mistake should be used as a stepping stone for today's victory as you walk in tomorrow's success!"