The board of regents of Kentucky State University has extended the contract of M. Christopher Brown II for four years through July 2022. The four-year extension is the maximum allowed by state law.
Elaine Farris, chair of the board of regents sated that “President Brown’s forward-thinking has advanced many of the metrics set by the board. He has increased enrollment, advanced the brand and reputation of Kentucky State University, promoted access and affordability and actively advocated for support on the state and federal level. We are confident in the continuity and solid leadership President Brown is providing Kentucky State.”
Dr. Brown was appointed the 15th president of Kentucky State University in March 2017. He 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. Dr. Brown 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.
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.