Dr. Eleanor Brown joined Achieving the Dream as a leadership coach for the Project Success program with Tribal Colleges and Universities. Throughout Dr. Brown’s long career in higher education she provided leadership for student services specifically in the areas of minority development as vice president of student services in three community colleges which were Hispanic Serving Institutions.
Dr. Brown began her administrative career as the director of financial aid at Anchorage Community College in Anchorage, Alaska, which had a large Alaska Native student population. Dr. Brown’s experience with Alaska Native student populations and in Hispanic Serving Institutions motivated her to focus on developing programs emphasizing the importance of providing on-going and student-friendly support services for all entering-college populations. She has facilitated the development and implementation of student services structurally organized into “One-Stop” student service centers, mandatory new student orientation and academic advising services, continuous improvement of student processes and procedures and departmental improvement plans.
Ph.D. (Higher Education Administration/ Community College Leadership) | University of Texas
M.A. (Education) | University of Texas, Austin
B.A. (Psychology) | University of Alaska
Director of Financial Aid | Anchorage Community College
Vice President, Student Services | Galveston College
Vice President, Student Services and Development | Mt. Hood Community College
Vice President, Student Services | Pima Community College, Downtown Campus
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Services | Pima Community College District
Educational Consultant | Collaborative Brain Trust
How has education changed your life/your family?
As a thirty-year-old single mother of three children with minimal job skills when I entered college, education allowed me to personally evolve, build a life for the four of us, and model resilience and perseverance.