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Alcorn President attends White House Community Leaders Briefing Series

Today, Alcorn State University’s 18th President M. Christopher Brown II is among a select group of individuals invited to attend White House Community Leaders Briefing Series, a day-long session of meetings with the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE). He will also meet with the United States Department of Education to explore opportunities for strengthened community engagement with the academy. Since taking office in January, Dr. Brown has been heavily engaged in expanding Alcorn’s community outreach and services.

Additionally, Dr. Brown has been named to the advisory council for the American Commonwealth Project (ACP). Other University presidents selected for this prestigious appointment include Nancy Cantor (chair), Syracuse University, Judith Ramaley, Winona State University, Paul Pribbenow, Augsburg College, and Brian Murphy, De Anza Community College. The group will officially convene in September 2011 and begin discussions on how college campuses across the nation can improve community civic health. Their work will conclude with a national conference in 2012.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in this important project,” says Dr. Brown. “This is further recognition of Alcorn State University’s reputation as the nation’s first historically black land-grant institution and its commitment to its founding mission to provide excellent teaching, research and outreach programs.”