Ronald Brown

  • Instructor

Brown’s career is benchmarked by his 25 plus years at the governance and legislative levels of intercollegiate athletics in the NCAA and its member institutions. Brown is one of the pioneers of what is now known at Student Athlete Welfare focusing on the exploitive nature of college sports while addressing issues around the black athlete and the creation of a level playing field in their efforts to achieve an education and degree. His work has influenced research and new legislation, and initiatives for initial eligibility, academic support resources, career and life skills development and institutional compliance while serving as an NCAA Peer Reviewer with the Big 12, Big East and Southwestern Athletic Conference. Add to that, He has served on executive cabinets in the offices of the President/Chancellor, Provosts/VP for Academic Affairs, and Governing Boards at every institution in which he has worked. He has garnered a reputation as a top administrator overseeing institutional resources for student development. In addition, Brown has been a consultant to the NFL, NBA and MLB for their degree completion programs and community-based programming.

Areas of Specialization

  • Higher Education 
  • Organization and Administration in Higher Education 

Education & Training

  • BS, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Oklahoma City University
  • MEd, Community and Junior College Administration, University of Central Oklahoma
  • EdD, Educational Administration in Higher Education, Oklahoma State University