Paul R. Brown, Ph.D. is the eighth president of Monmouth
University, assuming office on August 1, 2013. As president he has put a
comprehensive strategic plan into action, forging new affiliations with the
Grammy Museum, the Peace Corps, peer institutions in China, and strengthening
academic programs, including a commitment to expanding graduate level programs
offering advanced preparation within the healthcare sector.
Brown has led Monmouth University to its highest levels of
outside financial support, including the three highest consecutive fundraising
years in school history, surpassing $10 million in gifts and pledges each year,
including a $5 million challenge grant for the Urban Coast Institute. During
his tenure the University has enjoyed robust student enrollment and exponentially
increased visibility by bringing a national focus to the highly rated Monmouth
University Polling Institute, and new benchmarks of athletic success across a
variety of programs.
He has also overseen substantial improvements to the campus including
Hesse Field on the Great Lawn, the expansion of Leon Hess Business School into
Pozycki Hall, renovations to Pollak Theater and student dining facilities, and an
ongoing $40 million renovation and expansion to the School of Science building,
representing the largest investment in academic facilities in University
history. A new stadium project, which will break ground in August of 2016 will
further expand opportunities for more than half of all student-athletes.
Prior to his appointment at Monmouth University, Brown
served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University
from 2007 to 2013. Under his leadership, the College of Business and Economics
completed a transformative and wide-sweeping strategic plan. During his time at
Lehigh, he raised over $40 million in unrestricted funds for endowed faculty
Before joining Lehigh, Brown spent more than 20 years at New
York University’s Stern School of Business where served as the associate dean
of Executive MBA programs and academic director of TRIUM, NYU Stern’s global
executive MBA program in alliance with the London School of Economics and
Political Science (LSE) and HEC School of Management, Paris, and as chair of
the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law.
His academic career includes faculty service at Yale
University’s School of Management, the European Institute of Business
Administration (INSEAD), and the International University of Japan, as well as
guest lectures at universities in China, Singapore, and Brazil. Brown is the
author of the eBook, Foundations of
Financial Statement Analysis, and co-author of Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Valuation: A Strategic Perspective (through the
Brown graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Franklin & Marshall
College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and he
received both his Doctor of Philosophy and his Master of Professional
Accountancy degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2014 the
Franklin & Marshall Alumni Association inducted Brown as a member of the
college's Society of Distinguished Alumni.
Brown and his wife, Joan G.
Fishman, reside on campus in the presidential residence, Doherty House. Their
daughter, Emma, is a student at Franklin & Marshall College.