Gregory W. Brown has been appointed assistant dean for undergraduate advising by Tim Anderson, dean of the College of Engineering. In his new role, Brown will focus on the advising and mentoring of the freshman class as well as have responsibility for coordinating the work in the Office of Student Affairs.
Brown is a 10-year U.S. Army veteran who served four years of active duty with the 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. from 1991-94. When he returned to the area he became a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, earning a commission as a 2nd lieutenant, infantry.
“Working with such diverse faculty, staff, and students makes UMass what it is, a great place to grow and explore,” Brown says. “I believe that students, just like soldiers, are responsible for their actions, positive and negative, and my role as assistant dean is to help inform the students that discipline is defined by doing the right thing when no one is around to correct them or tell them what to do.”
At the College of Engineering, Brown has served as director of Recruitment and Transfer Affairs from 2006-13; director of the Multicultural Engineering Program from 2004-06 and assistant director from 2000-04.
He was an assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions from 1998 to 2000.
Brown earned a master’s degree in Higher Education from UMass Amherst in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in history in 1998. He earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from Holyoke Community College in 1996 and attended Officer Candidate School at the Massachusetts Military Academy at Camp Edwards, in 1996.