The UNT System announced Brown’s designation on Thursday after a Board of Regents vote. UNT System Chancellor Lee Jackson recommended Brown to the board after a presidential search committee reviewed potential candidates.
“Dr. Brown is exceptionally well-matched for UNT Dallas, with a strong personal academic record and solid experience at two large urban universities,” Jackson said in a press release.
Brown is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University, a public university with more than 32,000 students in Detroit.
UNT Dallas is the first public four-year university in the City of Dallas. UNT Dallas began offering courses in Dallas in 2000 as an extension of the flagship campus in Denton. It is now an independent institution and is nearing the completion of an accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.