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  • Writer's picturePatricia Salkin

Lawyer and Executive Christy Brown Named President of Alverno College

Christy Brown will become the ninth president of Alverno College in July 2023.

Brown currently serves as CEO for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE), a position she has held since 2012. Prior to joining GSWISE, she worked in higher education having served as Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Affairs, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2007 to 2012 and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Milwaukee Area Technical College from 2002 to 2007.

Prior to her work in the higher education sectors, Brown was Vice President, South East Region and Corporate Counsel, for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan from 1997 to 2002, and she worked in private practice with Michael Best & Friedrich from 1994 to 1997.

In announcing Brown’s appointment, Katherine M. Hudson, Chair of the College Board of Trustees commented, “She is a dynamic, inspirational and transformational leader with more than two decades of results advancing organizational mission, vision and values while achieving unprecedented operational outcomes.”

Brown earned a J.D. and MA in Humanities with a focus on African American History and Women’s Studies from Duke University (joint-degree program).

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