Renee Brown

Renee Brown is the director of the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL). She joined MSU's University Outreach and Engagement in July 2013. Brown was the founding director of the Center for Service Learning and Student Volunteer Programs at the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-F). In her ten-year history with UM-F she was responsible for university outreach, alumni affairs, and corporate and foundation affairs. She served as a director, executive director, and assistant vice chancellor at UM-F. More recently she served as executive director of the Michigan Campus Compact and senior director of civic engagement for the Michigan Nonprofit Association. In those roles, she was responsible for supporting 40 college presidents and campuses across the state of Michigan as well as leading a nation-wide college access and success initiative for national Campus Compact. Her role with the Michigan Nonprofit Association was to facilitate partnerships focused on opportunities for lifelong engagement in Michigan, which included directional oversight of several large-scale national service (AmeriCorps) programs. Brown has presented at several national conferences focused on higher education, collaboration, and nonprofit management. She has a BA and an MA from the University of Michigan. She has served several nonprofit organizations in Michigan as a volunteer and/or board member, notably the Shelter of Flint and the Flint River Corridor Alliance (where she was appointed the first president/chair). She currently serves in a leadership role on the board of the Community Relations Coalition in East Lansing, Michigan.

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