Dr. Dennis Brown
Dr. Dennis Brown serves as the President of Lee College, a comprehensive community college of 7,000 credit students in Baytown, Texas, which is located twenty-five miles East of Houston. Lee College serves a population of over 220,000 in Baytown and its surrounding communities and fourteen school districts. The College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a Military Friendly Institution. Located in the center of the Texas petrochemical industry, the College prepares workers for the ever increasing technologically based industry led by Chevron Phillips, Covestro, Enterprise and ExxonMobil. Lee College is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and has been named among the top 10% of community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. Lee College was recently named 2nd in Nation for the Value of Technical Degrees by the Brookings Institution. Lee College was also honored by the American Association of Community Colleges as the National Student Success Excellence Award winner for 2015. Lee College serves as the lead institution for the nine Gulf Coast community colleges involved in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative, which is an effort to recruit and train individuals for careers in the rapidly expanding petrochemical industry. The STEM Accelerator Project is also headed up by Lee College, working in collaboration with Houston Community College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, and several universities and school districts. Dr. Brown serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas Association of Community Colleges. He co-chairs the Texas Association of Community Colleges and Texas Association of School Administrators Joint Dual Credit Working Group. Dr. Brown has over 40 years of administrative and teaching experience in community colleges. He earned his Ph.D. degree from New Mexico State University and Master’s degree from Arizona State University.