New Associate Academic Dean at HCC

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Published on October 22, 2014

HCC has a new Associate Academic Dean.  His name is Dr. Terry Brown.

Brown received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Florida. He also has master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware and completed a Ph.D in clinical psychology as well.

His career began as a member of the faculty at Norwalk College, where he remained for three and a half years. Upon leaving Norwalk he then became the Director of Behavioral  and Social Sciences at Naugatuck Community College, staying in that position for the next seven years.

“I have the opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives, just like other people made a difference in my life,”  he said.

“I’m pretty excited to be working at Housatonic, No job is better than being a professional educator,”  he added.

Brown’s parents took his education and his brother’s educational needs very seriously. “My parents were first generation college students,” he said. They made sure that he and his brother went to college.

As Associate Academic Dean here at HCC, he’ll be working to address college wide academic issues. His responsibilities will entail  issues ranging from general education, general studies programs,  full program reviews, college assessments, to serving as a resource  for students striving to be successful.

What he’s expecting from faculty members is that they do their best, take their jobs seriously, and hopes students take their education here at HCC seriously.

Debbie Kuchmas, the Retention and Job Development Associate for General Studies here at HCC, said, “I found him  to be a very nice, pleasant person with a good sense of humor. It’s important for students know that he’s approachable, they should know they are important to him. He has many creative ideas. I’m look forward to seeing them in action.”