Friday, August 4, 2017

Dr. William Brown retires from Midway University, which gives him most of the credit for its re-accreditation

William Brown and President John Marsden
Midway University has granted emeritus status to Dr. William Brown, who has retired from the school, and given him most of the credit for being re-accredited for 10 years.

"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," a university news release said. "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," University President John Marsden said. "He is an honorable man and valuable colleague and will be sorely missed in his retirement."

Marsden announced Brown's honor from the Board of Trustees at the school's commencement ceremony on May 13, the date of his retirement.

Brown began his career at what was then Midway College in the fall of 1996 as an assistant professor of philosophy and religion and a staffer 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," the release said. "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."

Brown holds a Ph.D. in theology from the Pontifical University of Rome and an M.A. in Philosophy from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati.

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