President Brown to Present at American Council on Education's 95th Annual Meeting
February 28, 2013
President Barry Brown
Newton, MA – Barry Brown, President of Mount Ida College, will be joining a group of prominent college and university presidents on the topic of sustainability in higher education at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Council of Education (ACE) on March 2-5, 2013, in Washington, DC.
President Brown’s presentation, “Changing Leadership Thinking: Best Practices for Presidents and Boards Regarding Fiscal Sustainability”, will address the need for creative fiscal thinking and management of college and university programs to meet the current economic and programmatic challenges facing institutions of higher education in the United States. In commenting upon the discussion, President Brown noted that the existing business models for colleges and universities must respond to diminishing sources of traditional financial sources such as the federal government and become innovative in developing new enterprise models that will sustain higher education. President Brown’s presentation will take place on Monday, March 4, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. as a member of a panel that includes the President of Ball State University and Roosevelt University.
The ACE Annual Meeting, entitled “Leading Change”, will explore a broad range of topics such as the impact of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in higher education, the role of U.S. higher education in international development, and the need to establish collaborative partnerships between employers and higher education to meet the nation’s workforce needs. The meeting attracts more than 1,200 presidents, chancellors and other senior administrators from all sectors of American higher education and abroad.
President Brown was selected to be the eighth president of Mount Ida College in February 2012 after serving as Professor of Law, Provost and former Acting President of Suffolk University. He was appointed Provost of Suffolk University in 2008 and assumed the combined role of Acting President and Provost in 2010. These appointments followed a university teaching career of over 35 years in which he has taught courses in Real Estate, Biomedical Law and Public Policy and Professional Responsibility. President Brown is widely published on topics ranging from biomedical law to real estate and condominium law and one of the first to write concerning property issues in genetic materials. In the private sector, he was most recently Senior Counsel to the national law firm of Holland & Knight.