We are thrilled that Dr. Warren Brown has joined College Spark as Executive Director and CEO, taking the reins from long time Executive Director, Christine McCabe. Dr. Brown is a team-oriented, highly experienced and accomplished leader within higher education and educational philanthropic sectors. He brings over twenty years of progressively responsible and diverse experiences in community college educational leadership in single and multi-college districts. Most recently, Dr. Brown was President at North Seattle College and Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships with the Seattle Colleges District. Over the last two decades, he has developed critical partnerships with Seattle Public Schools, public and private universities, education-focused organizations, and other community colleges. His doctorate and practice focus on improving higher education curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on educational technologies and multicultural curriculum development.
Born in Seattle and educated in the Seattle Public School system, Dr Brown is committed to educational equity and often serves as a guest lecturer to help students understand equity issues through the history of social and educational policies within Seattle. As a testament to his scholarship and practice of social justice, global diversity, and equity, he was awarded a Fulbright in 2018 and the Portland State University President’s Diversity Advocacy Award in 2019.
We are thrilled that Dr. Brown is at the helm at this critical time, as College Spark Washington broadens and deepens its work within the state of Washington.