Dr. Dennis Brown
Dr. Dennis Brown brings extensive experience to the position of President of Lee College, a post he assumed in February 2012.
He served 12 years as vice president of instruction and chief academic officer at El Paso Community College (EPCC), a comprehensive urban college with 30,000 credit students and 8,000 continuing education/non-credit students. He rose through the academic ranks at EPCC, serving as faculty member, chair of the Communications division, and associate provost in a career that began in 1970.
Dr. Brown earned an associate’s degree in speech communication from Arizona Western College, a B.S. from Northern Arizona University, a master’s from Arizona State University, and a doctorate from New Mexico State University.
A recipient of the Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College, Dr. Brown has also served as president of the Texas Community College Instructional Administrators Association, and statewide project director of the Texas Professional Development Consortium. He has written and managed several state, federal and foundation grants, published several articles, presented at more than 80 state, regional and national conferences, and testified at national commissions, the United States House Sub-Committee on Postsecondary Education and the Texas House and Senate Committees.