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A Guide to the Ronald M. Brown Oral History, 1974
Dr. Ronald Miles Brown (1931-2005) earned a PhD in 1971 from the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He went on to serve the University of Texas at Austin as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1971-1976, as Vice President for Administrative Services from 1976-1979, and again as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1979-1989. In addition to leading the division of student affairs during two periods, Vice President Brown cleaned up scandals, participated in the University’s Centennial celebration, and oversaw Intercollegiate Athletics.
Dr. Brown was a professor in the Department of Educational Administration. He became a full-time member of the Higher Education Administration program in 1989, where he taught courses on the organization, administration, and philosophy of higher education. He also served for several years as the program’s director. He retired in 2001.
The Ronald M. Brown Oral History, 1974, contains one audio cassette of a conversation between Brown and Dr. Ernesto Javier concerning the practical problems of administration in a major public university and of events leading to the dismissal of UT President Stephen Spurr by the UT Board of Regents in 1974.
Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.
Ronald M. Brown Oral History, 1974, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff, 1997.
Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.