Thursday, June 19, 2008

UIS appoints new Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity

Deanie Brown (pictured at the left) has been appointed Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity at the University of Illinois at Springfield, effective July 15. Her appointment is pending approval by the U of I Board of Trustees.

Brown comes to UIS from Dillard University in New Orleans, where she served as Senior Executive Officer, providing leadership and oversight for the President's Office, University Athletics, University Police, the University Disabilities Support Task Force, and Human Resources.

"Ms. Brown brings to UIS a wealth of knowledge and experience about diversity values, goals and benefits, as well as civil rights and issues related to minorities," said UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen. "Her legal expertise and success in higher education administration have prepared her well for this position. We welcome her to this university."

Before accepting the position at Dillard in 2006, Brown was Assistant to the President for Internal Relations at California State University, Stanislaus, for three years. In that capacity, she served as Chief Diversity and AA/EEO Officer. From 1996 to 2003, she worked at the U of I in Urbana-Champaign, first as staff associate in the Office of the Assistant Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Access and later as that office's associate director. From 1999 to 2003, she served as UIUC's Director of Employee Relations and Human Resources.

Brown graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and received a bachelor's degree in History of Architecture and Art from the U of I at Chicago.

At UIS, she succeeds Dr. Margaret Noe, who accepted a position as dean of the College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

UIS' Office of Access and Equal Opportunity

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