UNCG Chief of Staff Bonita J. Brown has been included in the 2014 class of “Women in Business” honorees, an accolade presented by the Triad Business Journal to recognize women of excellence and influence.
Brown brought significant experience directing higher education strategy and policy when she joined UNCG’s senior leadership team in 2010. A Winston-Salem native, Brown serves as the primary facilitator between the university’s executive staff and the UNCG Board of Trustees, sets and executes strategic initiatives for the university and fosters campus/community collaboration.
A sought-after speaker and consultant, Brown is the author of the chapter “Shelter in the Time of Storm,” from the book “Managing the Unthinkable: The Role of Management in Challenging Times,” which details her experience as a higher education administrator in North Texas during a natural disaster and ways the university supported the community through the aftermath. She also serves as a mentor, sits on the board of the Greensboro Historical Museum, and has twice been an invited speaker for the national Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges’ Workshop for Board Professionals.
Brown is a double graduate of Wake Forest University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1994 and graduating from Wake Forest Law in 1997. She was also selected to attend the Harvard Institute for Educational Management through the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.