Featured Alumni Profiles

Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.

The 2000 School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., who earned his PhD in physical education from the School in 1949. Dr. Brown served as a full professor at the School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for 25 years and was the founding director of New York University’s Institute for Afro-American Affairs.

Following a 16-year tenure as president of Bronx Community College, he created the Center for Urban Policy Education at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. As the center’s director since 1993, his work focused on school-based management and parental involvement in school reform. As a recognized specialist in educational measurement, he has served as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service and as a member of the New York State Education Department’s College Proficiency Examination Committee.

Dr. Brown has published widely on political and social issues in education and has hosted numerous television programs, including the Emmy Award-winning Black Arts for WCBS-TV. He has served on New York State’s Governor’s Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, the Human Rights Advisory Council, and the Attorney General’s Ethical Standards Committee, among others.