Kenneth Brown Jr. named Elon Youth Trustee

The 2019 graduate from Greensboro, N.C., began a two-year term on the Board of Trustees on June 1.

The Elon University Board of Trustees has elected 2019 graduate Kenneth Brown Jr. to a two-year term as a youth trustee on the board beginning June 1.

Brown is from Greensboro, N.C., and graduated May 24 with a degree in human service studies. After receiving his Elon degree, Brown now begins a two-year paid fellowship with the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh, N.C., which supports organizations that work to improve the lives and wellbeing of North Carolinians.

Brown is a recipient of the Odyssey Program’s Leon and Lorraine Watson Scholarship and he was deeply involved in the Student Government Association during his four years at Elon. Brown served as class president during his first two years and as SGA executive president during his final year at Elon.

During his tenure with SGA, Brown championed the “One Phoenix” campaign and the creation of The Elon Ball. He guided SGA response to national and local emergencies and disasters and pushed for a more effective funding model for student activities fees. In 2016 he was named a North Carolina Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow and he has received the SGA Rising Star Award as well as multiple Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Awards. Brown studied in Scotland during his junior year.

A strong advocate for service and community engagement, Brown served as a summer mentor for incoming Odyssey Program scholars, as a CREDE student coordinator and was a special events coordinator for the Black Student Union. He was a tutor with the Positive Attitude Youth Center and an ESL teacher’s assistant at Alamance Community College, he interned with the Greensboro Urban project and he was a tutor with the It Takes a Village Project.