Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been named a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE).
The FACHE title is considered to be the premier credential in the field of health care management.
As the chief operations officer and executive vice chancellor for UTHSC, Dr. Brown is the principal aide to the chancellor. He handles a wide range of matters of institutional importance, such as operations of the Office of the Chancellor, including management of staff, budgets, administration, policies and procedures. The chief operations officer provides coordination and oversight in the development of defined core initiatives for the Office of the Chancellor and serves as the chancellor's primary strategic liaison with the Health Science Center and community constituencies.
The chief administrative officer for the Health Science Center campus, Brown provides leadership in areas of human resources, facilities and maintenance. In addition, he oversees all capital construction, architectural support services and the office of physical resources, which manages campus space and infrastructure needs.
Dr. Brown began his career with the university 12 years ago in the Office of the General Counsel. From there, he became the director of Affirmative Action. He has also served as the director of Employee Relations and the executive director for the Center for Health Disparities.
He holds a Bachelor's of Administration degree in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Memphis. He attended the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis and received his JD in 1995. In August 2001, he received a master's in public administration from the University of Memphis.
Dr. Brown is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the national public administration honor society. He earned his PhD in health policy at UTHSC in 2007. He was recognized by the UTHSC faculty senate as the administrator of the year for 2006-07. Also, in 2007 he received the Imhotep award in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to the students of the UT Health Science Center.