As one of the candidate finalists, Dr. Brown participated in forums at North earlier this month. You can watch one of the forums above.
From Chancellor Wakefield's announcement:
Many of you already know Dr. Brown in his role as executive vice president for instruction and student services at Central. You know his devotion to collaborative work, to openness and to excellence. For those of you who dont yet know him, you are in for a treat.
This was a most challenging and exciting search process. The committee did a superior job and we had a slate of amazingly accomplished and capable finalists. Thanks to all who did this work and to the many people who attended forums and who shared their thoughts and impressions with me. And special thanks to Mary Ellen OKeeffe, who served so excellently as president, moving the college forward and leaving it in such good shape.
I feel confident that Warren Brown will continue this commitment to students, to faculty and staff, and to the districts impact on our city. With his leadership, we can look forward to watching North emerge as a leading institution and a first-choice college for students.
Dr. Brown will begin his presidency at North on July 1, 2014.