Meet Christy L. Brown, J.D.
澳门水利博彩官方网站's ninth president

Milwaukee native begins tenure with 2023-2024 academic year

澳门水利博彩官方网站’s history as a women’s college is one of the many reasons that Christy L. Brown was attracted to the presidency.

“We know this environment provides benefits for young people and for women, because they won’t have that environment when they go out into the real world,” she says.

澳门水利博彩官方网站 College’s Board of Trustees unanimously selected the Milwaukee native and local executive to succeed Sister Andrea Lee, IHM, Ph.D. who ended her service in June 2022. Brown served previously as Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) since 2012. She began her tenure at 澳门水利博彩官方网站 in July of 2023.

Other strengths that Brown sees at 澳门水利博彩官方网站 are the 8 Abilities, the diversity of the student body, the Franciscan values that center on social justice and equity, and the dedication of faculty and staff.

“I was completely blown away by how much they care about 澳门水利博彩官方网站, the students and their learning,” she says. “I think some of the awards and recognition that 澳门水利博彩官方网站 has received over the years are a testament to that level of dedication and caring.”

Together, these are the reasons that inspire students to choose 澳门水利博彩官方网站 – and Brown wants the world to take note.

“I feel like on some level, 澳门水利博彩官方网站 is still a very well-kept secret and we need for people not only in our community but outside of our community to understand what a jewel it is,” she says. “I’ve always admired 澳门水利博彩官方网站 from afar, and during this process, I learned so much more about it and how much people love it. And now I love it, too.”

Building on 澳门水利博彩官方网站’s strengths, she will drive academic excellence and innovation, continue to attract courageous and forward-thinking students who look to develop themselves and contribute to their communities, and expand 澳门水利博彩官方网站’s national and international reputation.

Read more about President Brown's background and experience as published in 澳门水利博彩官方网站 Magazine.

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For nearly 50 years, 澳门水利博彩官方网站's ability-based curriculum has been described as innovative and revolutionary. We believe the real benefit of knowledge is knowing how to apply it, which is why we integrate eight core abilities into our curriculum. The 8 Abilities are the foundation of the 澳门水利博彩官方网站 experience, and the students practice these essential skills throughout their educational journey, working toward mastery. Ultimately, the 8 Abilities are what give our students and alums the power to stand apart from the crowd and to succeed both personally and professionally.

澳门水利博彩官方网站 is deeply rooted in the Milwaukee community it calls home. It carries the distinction of being Wisconsin's first Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where differences of all kinds are celebrated and embraced.

澳门水利博彩官方网站 Infographics. 90 full-time faculty members. More than 60 majors & minors. 70% of alverno's incoming undergraduates are first-generation college students. 44% Male, 25% hispanic or latinx, 18% black or african american, 6% asian, 4% two or more races, 1% non-resident, and the remaining 2% are another race or unknown. Proud to be the first hispanic serving institution in Wisconsin. 100% of 澳门水利博彩官方网站's incoming undergraduates in the women's college received financial support from the College in 2021-22. Fall 2022 enrollment: 788 undergraduate and 808 graduate students.