Vice President Dr. Levy Brown selected as a Fellow


Dr. Levy Brown, Vice President of Learning, Student Engagement & Success at Vance-Granville Community College, has been selected to participate in the prestigious Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership presented by the Presidents’ Round Table.

Brown, a resident of Youngsville, is responsible for leading and working collaboratively with faculty and staff in the areas of academic programs, teaching and learning, student success, student services, enrollment management, K-12 partnerships, and other areas at VGCC. Prior to joining Vance-Granville, he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lenoir Community College located in Kinston, NC. Brown has a Bachelor of Science in communication from East Carolina University, a Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, and an earned Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from East Carolina University.

About the Program

Hosted October 20-25, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri, The Lakin Institute seeks African-American participants whose experience and credentials indicate they are ready to attain the highest academic positions. The program is an opportunity for open dialogue with chancellors, presidents, and CEOs. It covers all aspects of academic leadership.

More than 300 participants have attended The Lakin Leadership Mentoring Program since its inception in 1994. The Institute has the highest graduate placement rate of any leadership institute in the United States. One of three participants has become a college chancellor, president, or CEO. It is named in honor of Dr. Thomas Lakin, former Chancellor of the Ventura County (CA) Community College District.

The Presidents’ Round Table (PRT) is an affiliate organization of the National Council on Black American Affairs and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). PRT has charted a course for increasing visibility in the higher education arena to support African American leaders and students in community colleges. The Council is designed to provide Black community college presidents an operational network including mentoring and internship opportunities and professional development and advancement.

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