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New Vice President Appointed to Oversee Undergraduate Education

New Vice President Appointed to Oversee Undergraduate Education


Loyola Marymount University Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Ernest Rose announced today the hiring of Rae Linda Brown as the new vice president for undergraduate education. Brown will bring decades of academic and administrative accomplishments to LMU. Currently, she is the director of undergraduate studies, music, and associate music professor at the University of California, Irvine.


“Brown is a proven leader and has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education,” said Rose. “At the University of California, Irvine she created a significant record of accomplishments for both the school and the faculty.”


Brown will begin on Aug. 1, 2008. Until then, Ricardo Machon will continue to serve as the interim vice president.


As vice president of undergraduate education, Brown will provide the administrative leadership in all areas of undergraduate education including planning, delivery and assessment. She will work in collaboration with the academic deans and vice presidents and the student affairs management team in overall strategic planning for all phases of the undergraduate experience. She also will have reporting to her directors for some of the most distinguished programs at LMU, including the Honors Program, Study Abroad, the National and International Scholars Program, the Academic Resource Center, and the Encore Program.


Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in African American studies from Yale University and a doctorate in musicology, also from Yale. Brown also has been awarded several prestigious awards in her academic career, including the Ford Foundation/National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and the University of California President’s Fellowship, Postdoctoral Scholar.