Lehman College Associate Provost Appointed to NAPE Education Foundation Board of Directors

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Victor Brown

Victor Brown, Lehman College associate provost for Academic Programs and Educational Effectiveness, has been appointed to the board of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) Education Foundation. 

A consortium of government agencies, corporations, organizations, and educational institutions, NAPE strives to advance equity and diversity in classrooms and workplaces, particularly in STEM, career, and technical education. With more than 300 affiliates, it offers educators and workforce systems training and resources to foster student and career success.   

“I’m excited to serve on the NAPE Educational Foundation board of directors and look forward to working with my new colleagues on strategies to advance equity and promote student success in K-16 and workforce education,” Brown said.  

Lehman has long worked to expand access and equity in STEM, career, and technical education itself. Among other things, its School of Education recently won a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to recruit and train K-12 teachers with STEM backgrounds, dispatch them to high-need schools, and support them in shaping students to become the next generation of scientists. 

Brown, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, came to Lehman in January 2020. Prior to his appointment, he served in senior administrative and faculty positions at both two-year and four-year public and private colleges—most recently as dean of the Division of Business, Arts and Social Sciences at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He is also an evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has served as a Title IX administrator. 

His diverse educational background includes a B.Sc. in chemistry and biochemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of the West Indies; a post-graduate diploma in molecular plant pathology and tissue culture from the University of London; and an MBA from Emory University. Brown was also a postdoctoral research associate in pharmaceutical sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and a fellow of the Alabama Collaboration for Cardiovascular Equity Research Training in Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama.