MONICA R.M. BROWN, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Services
Dr. Monica R.M. Brown serves as the senior vice president for student services at Montgomery College. She is a seasoned student affairs practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience in higher education. Dr. Brown has worked at both four-year and two-year higher education institutions with diverse populations of students, faculty and staff. Her eclectic background derives from her experiences in academic affairs, continuing education, and student affairs.
Dr. Brown began her career in higher education at Georgetown University where she served in various roles including manager of student services and resources. She also served as a part-time advisor for two years at Prince George’s Community College, where she became so enamored with the community college mission that she decided to make the transition from the four-year university environment to the community college. Dr. Brown began her career at Montgomery College in January 2003 as the campus and community coordinator. Since then, she has served in various leadership roles. In March 2004, she was appointed acting dean of student development. In this capacity, she provided leadership, supervision, and oversight to the student development unit, which consisted of Athletics, the Assessment Center, Counseling and Advising, Disability Support Services, Student Life, and Student Support Services/TRiO program. She served in this capacity until August 2004 when her functional title was changed to special assistant to the dean. In this role, she assisted the dean in managing the student development unit. In July 2005, Dr. Brown was appointed associate dean of student development. As associate dean, she had direct oversight for the Assessment Center, Student Life, and the Student Support Services/TRiO program. In August 2006, Dr. Brown began serving as the interim dean of student development, and she was appointed dean of student development in 2008. In July 2012, she was appointed as the collegewide dean for student success and Rockville student services where she provided leadership for the student success area, consisting of collegewide counseling and advising functions, disability support services, student success courses, First Year Experience, Combat2College, and the Student Support Services/TRiO program. In July 2014, she was appointed associate senior vice president for student services. In this role, she supported the senior vice president for student services in the leadership of the student services division. In June 2015, Dr. Brown was appointed senior vice president for student services.
Dr. Brown earned her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration, with a concentration in Community College Leadership, from Morgan State University, a Master of Arts in Counseling, with a concentration in Student Development, from Trinity College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.