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Albert Brown, key figure in SUNY Brockport's growth, has died at 95

Apr 18, 2017

Officials at the College at Brockport are remembering a key figure in the college’s development. Former President Albert Brown has died at the age of 95. He died in Gerry in Chautauqua County.

Brown served as SUNY Brockport president from 1965 to 1981 and led the college through a significant period of growth and development. 

In a letter to alumni, current president Heidi Macpherson says that Brown’s tenure as president saw fundamental changes in the physical face and programs at the college at a time when SUNY itself was also changing.

When Brown was named Brockport’s third president, the school had an enrollment of less than 3,000; including both graduate and undergraduate programs it’s now at about 8,000.

Macpherson said that, “As an institution, we owe so much of what we are today to Dr. Brown and his visionary leadership.”

The Faculty Office Building in 2006 was renamed  the ‘Albert W. Brown Building.’

Details on a memorial service are pending.