Fisk University Provost Dr. M. Christopher Brown could become the next president of Mississippi's Alcorn State University if all goes as planned. Brown has served as Fisk Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost since July 2009.
Last week Brown, who is 35- years old, was selected as the the "preferred candidate" for the Alcorn presidency by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning commission.
Brown must now attend a series of campus meetings, leading up to a final vote by the Mississippi College Board
He previously served as Vice President for Programs and Administration at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Director of Social Justice and Professional Development for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), as well as Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund. Dr. Brown has held faculty appointments at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.