MIDWAY, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2017) — At its commencement ceremony in May, Midway University President Dr. John Marsden announced that the Board of Trustees had voted unanimously to confer emeritus status upon Dr. William Brown, a longtime staff member.
Dr. Brown began his career at what was then Midway College in the fall of 1996 as an assistant professor of Philosophy & Religion and staff member in the financial aid office.
In 1997, he played a critical role in a newly created School for Career Development, which is the predecessor of the university’s evening and online programs. Dr. Brown was instrumental in the day-to-day oversight of the School for Career Development and held various positions in that office including dean and vice president.
More recently, Dr. Brown served as associate vice president of Academic Affairs with oversight for the credit-for-prior-learning program, assessment, accreditation, academic policies, administrative withdrawals and drops, academic petitions and appeals, and the dual credit program.
In 2014 and 2015, he led an institution-wide effort to ensure Midway’s reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Midway University was reaffirmed for 10 years in December 2015 without sanctions or monitoring largely due to the efforts of Dr. Brown.
“Dr. Brown has had a profound impact on this institution and has directly or indirectly touched all students, whether they knew it or not,” said Marsden. “He is an honorable man and valuable colleague and will be sorely missed in his retirement.”
Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the Pontifical University of Rome, Italy and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.