The Brown Family Executive in Residence ProgramAn executive in residence is a retired or semiretired leader who lectures and teaches occasional classes in the business and public management programs, advises student-run clubs, presents at campus-wide events, and organizes informal lunches for groups of students and faculty.
Career advising is a key feature of the program, with executives offering students one-on-one counseling sessions to advise on prospective career choices. Discussions typically focus on a student’s interests, background, and experience as he or she considers a career in a particular profession or industry. Executives play an important role advising students on job-search and interview skills and strategies, skills and abilities required to succeed in a particular industry or company and planning a career path.
Appointed by the dean to renewable one-year terms with approval by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and President, the executive in residence brings energy and perspective to campus that gives classroom studies and research projects additional meaning.