Meet the President

Presidential Preparation

Brown served Wingate University for 26 years before being named president. During that time, he held the following positions:

  • Director of the Office of Career Services
  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Dean of Enrollment Management
  • Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment Services

Brown even coached the cross-country team in the mid-’90s. As Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment Services from 2009 to 2015, he helped increase the university’s total enrollment 32 percent. During his time as vice president, his efforts helped improve the university’s revenue while decreasing student debt for tuition.

The President’s Goals

The seasoned leader’s goals as president of Wingate University are clear:

  • Focus on strategic planning to develop outstanding programs and facilities
  • Foster a collaborative leadership team
  • Strengthen the university’s resource development and community relations

Dr. Rhett Brown is married to Nicci Chen Brown who is a graduate of the University of the South and UNC-Charlotte. They have two children, Wyatt and Isabelle, and make their home in Monroe, North Carolina.