Bonita Brown Appointed Interim President of Northern Kentucky University
Attorney Bonita Brown was selected in January 2023 as the interim President of Northern Kentucky University (NKU). Brown joined NKU in 2019 and most recently served as NKU’s Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. According to the announcement, the interim president appointment precludes her from applying for the permanent position.
Brown is a seasoned higher education administrator. Not long after earning her JD at Wake Forest University School of Law, Brown entered higher education first as Assistant to the President at Livingstone College in 2002 and then at Johnson C. Smith University. In 2004 she was appointed as assistant university attorney at Winston-Salem State University. She then became Chief of Staff at the University of North Texas and then Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Brown then joined the Education Trust in Washington, DC. and then Achieve the Dream before joining NKU.