Lynne P. Brown, Ph.D., is NYU’s Senior Vice President for University Relations and Public Affairs. In that position, Dr. Brown is responsible for the University's strategic communications, government relations, outreach to the community, and university events. She oversees the offices of: Government Affairs, Community Engagement, Public Affairs, Marketing Communications, Digital Communications, Alumni Magazine, Media Production, and University Events.
A political scientist by training, Dr. Brown received her BA from Smith College, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and went on to receive her PhD in political science from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a frequent speaker on national politics, trends in higher education, and leadership strategies.
Before coming to NYU, Dr. Brown worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman John Brademas (D-IND) and Congressman Thomas S. Foley (D-WAS) during their tenures as Majority Whips in the House of Representatives.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Brown serves on a number of civic boards, including the Union Square Partnership, where she is co-chair and president; New York Building Congress, where she is co-chair of the Education, Culture and Arts Committee; and VillageCare, which serves people with chronic care needs. She is a trustee emerita of Manhattan College (Riverdale, New York).