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Meet The VPCSO

Bonita Brown

Ms. Bonita Brown
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
800 Lucas Admin Center
(859) 572-5172 | brownb33@nku.edu

Bonita is our inaugural Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. She is tasked with campus-wide oversight and execution of our Success by Design strategic framework.

Bonita previously served as the vice president for Network Engagement at Achieving the Dream, a national non-profit leader that champions evidence-based institutional improvement in community colleges across the country. In this role, she was responsible for supporting a network of over 220 community colleges in 41 states as they work to implement sustainable, campus wide student success efforts. Prior to her role at Achieving the Dream, Bonita served as the director of Higher Education Practice with the Education Trust in Washington D.C. While at the Education Trust, she created and led an initiative entitled Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy (OASIS), which was a national network of regional, comprehensive, minority serving institutions that enroll large numbers of low-income students and students of color.

Bonita received her BA in history from Wake Forest University and her JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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“I am thrilled to be joining the NKU family! … The Success by Design framework resonated with me and my work over the past few years and I look forward to leading the efforts to begin implementation.”

- Bonita Brown


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