Dr. Levy Brown is a strategic, thoughtful, and inclusive leader with two decades of experience in higher
education. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the North Carolina
Community College System in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Brown is a student centered and equity-minded leader who
has partnered with talented faculty and staff to provide an excellent student experience for individuals seeking
to earn credentials. In his current role, he partners with a myriad of stakeholders to ensure there is a keen
focus on providing students with quality academic programs, college transfer options, support services, and
short-term workforce training opportunities. Previously, he served as a chief academic and student affairs
officer, the college primary lead for student success and teaching and learning work with various partners such
as Achieving the Dream (AtD) and the Association of Colleges and University Educators (ACUE). Further, he
has worked to make a difference as an academic dean, associate vice president of student services and
enrollment, dean of student services, and adjunct faculty at other community colleges.
Dr. Brown is actively engaged on boards, commissions, and organizations focused on making a positive
impact on communities and in higher education. He is engaged as either a board member or commissioner
with organizations such as Teach for America ENC, the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina,
the American Association of College and University Educators, and the American Association of Community
Colleges Commission on Student Success. Dr. Brown holds two degrees from East Carolina University, a
doctorate in education with a concentration in higher education leadership and a bachelor’s in communication.
He also holds a master’s in library science from North Carolina Central University and certificate in Diversity in the Workplace from the University of South Florida.