DETROIT, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today Wayne State University President Jay Noren announced the appointment of Ronald T. Brown as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective August 1, 2010.
Brown was dean of the College of Health Professions at Temple University for six years before joining Wayne State. He holds a Ph.D. from Georgia State University and a B.A. from Emory University. Brown is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Pediatric Psychology and is a Diplomate in clinical health psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
An Atlantic City, N.J. native, Brown is a leading pediatric psychologist who specializes in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses, attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities. In the role of provost he will oversee all aspects of teaching, learning and scholarship, as well as student affairs and a variety of student services at Wayne State.
Wayne State President Jay Noren said, "Ron consistently has earned the respect and admiration of his students and colleagues for high standards as a teacher, administrator, scholar and researcher, and he brings an outstanding record of visionary leadership to bear on his new responsibilities. I'm confident that he will be an invaluable member of our leadership team as we face the challenges of a new decade."
"I'm honored by this opportunity to join one of the nation's great urban research universities," Brown said. "Wayne State is an exceptional institution, with superb faculty and a forthright commitment to academic achievement and innovative research. From the beginning I was impressed by the depth of talent represented in the university's faculty, staff and administration, and by the motivation of its students. Wayne State has a dynamic environment for scholarship and research, and has influenced an enviable culture of loyalty and philanthropy among its alumni. I'm excited about the possibilities of working in a community so firmly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence."
Brown replaces Nancy S. Barrett, who stepped down as provost in May 2010.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.
SOURCE Wayne State University