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June 11, 2001

Brown Assumes Duties as Assistand to UW-RF Chancellor

Kevin Brown has assumed the position of executive assistant to Chancellor Lydecker at UW-River Falls . Brown, who most recently was an instructor in the political science department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will provide daily assistance to the chancellor on a wide variety of assignments that focus on internal and external relations.

Said Lydecker, "Kevin brings to our campus a wonderful combination of knowledge and experience in private business, public higher education and public policy. In the two weeks that he has been here, he has truly impressed me with his ability to quickly identify key issues of our campus and state, and immediately engage in action and follow-through. I am extremely happy that he has joined our leadership team."

As assistant to the chancellor, Brown will represent her when she is not available. His responsibilities will include assisting with preparation for meetings, special events and functions; coordinating institutional planning and accreditation; conducting institutional research; and monitoring state and national policy development, to name a few.

"My job is to expand on the things Ann is involved with, providing higher-level administrative support," said Brown. "Iım happy to have the opportunity to do this, and Iım happy to be back in Wisconsin," he said. Brown was born in Sheboygan, and he lived in La Crosse and Milwaukee.

Brown is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His post-graduate study was at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He holds a masterıs degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., and a bachelor of arts degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

He has worked as a graduate assistant and a graduate research assistant in public and international affairs and business administration; as a senior market analyst and independent franchise development consultant for Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Atlanta, Ga.; and in management positions at a variety of companies in California.

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