Cheryl Brown appointed assistant vice provost for residential education

Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown (Courtesy of Student Affairs)

CHERYL BROWN, director of Frosh 101 and a resident fellow at Meier Hall, has been appointed assistant vice provost for residential education by SUSIE BRUBAKER-COLE, vice provost for student affairs. The appointment becomes effective Jan. 6.

Brown has more than 15 years of professional experience in higher education, including a decade at Stanford, where she has also served as associate director of African and African American Studies, college director (resident fellow) of the Freshman-Sophomore College and advisor to undergraduate students.

Reporting to Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students MONA HICKS, Brown will lead Residential Education as the university begins to implement the recommendations of the ResX Task Force. ResEd, in collaboration with many campus partners, shapes the undergraduate experience in Stanford’s more than 70 residences.

“Cheryl’s passion for fostering the best possible living and learning environments for students made her an exceptional candidate,” Brubaker-Cole wrote in an announcement. “Particularly impressive is her entrepreneurial spirit, driven by student interests and the needs of our community. For example, Cheryl played a pivotal role in the creation of Frosh 101. Beginning with just five houses in its first year, the program expanded to 10 houses its second year, and all houses with frosh in its third year. The partnerships she built with students, faculty and staff will serve ResEd well.”

In 2011, Brown was named the Black Community Services Center’s Faculty/Staff Mentor of the Year, and one year later, she received the Teacher of the Year award from the Associated Students of Stanford University.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Black studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s in African American studies and master’s and doctoral degrees in education, higher education and organizational change from the University of California, Los Angeles.