Roger H. Brown

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Roger H. BrownRoger H. Brown assumed the presidency of Berklee College of Music in 2004. During his tenure, the college has created the world’s largest online music education system, opened a campus in Valencia, Spain, constructed a 16-story residence and recording facility, completed a successful merger with the Boston Conservatory, and expanded its global reach to attract students from 105 countries. Under his leadership, scholarship support has grown from $9 million to $44 million. He is a lifelong music enthusiast and a drummer by avocation. Brown is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College with a degree in physics, and a graduate of the Yale School of Management. Known as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Brown cofounded Bright Horizons Family Solutions in 1986 with his wife, Linda Mason, and served as chief executive officer until January 2002. Prior to 1986, he was co-director of the Save the Children relief and development effort in Sudan, and he worked on the border of Thailand with Cambodian refugees for CARE and UNICEF, both with Mason. Brown and Mason coauthored the book Rice, Rivalry, and Politics, which examines the management of emergency relief efforts.

In addition, Brown served as a management consultant for Bain and Company, a global management-consulting firm. He also co-founded Horizons for Homeless Children, which serves the needs of homeless children throughout the Boston area. Brown is an active member of the Bright Horizons Family Solutions board of trustees and the Boston Public School Arts Advisory Board.

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