Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dr. Joyce F. Brown

Dr. Joyce F. Brown (born 1947) has been the president of Fashion Institute of Technology since 1998. She is FIT's first African American and female president. Dr. Brown also serves as a director at Ralph Lauren Polo. Dr. Brown is also the Chief Executive Officer for the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries. She and her husband reside in New York City. Personal life Joyce F. Brown is the wife of H. Carl McCall, who served as Comptroller of the State of New York from 1993 to 2002 and ran as the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York in 2002. McCall has a daughter, Marci, from a previous marriage, but the couple have no children together. [edit] Education Dr. Brown received her B.A. from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. She received her Master's degree in clinical psychology as well as her doctorate from New York University. [edit] Professional life Dr. Brown is a member of the Paxar Corporation Board of Directors.[1] Dr. Brown served as a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York from 1994 to 1998. She is now Professor Emerita.[2] During David Dinkins' term as New York City mayor, Dr. Brown served as New York City deputy mayor for public and community affairs. Dr. Brown was appointed Dean of urban affairs at Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1983 and held the position until 1987. She coordinated the Urban Summit of Big City Mayors during her tenure and was appointed acting President of the college in 1990 (Brotherton, Phaedra, "FIT to be President" Black Enterprise, July 1999). Courtesy of :

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