Vincent T. Harris

Placed Leader

Vincent T. Harris

Associate Dean and Director
Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC)

May 19, 2021

Koya partnered with Brown University to search for an Associate Dean and Director for the Center for Students of Color (BCSC). The Brown Center for Students of Color serves as a gathering space for communities of color on campus. The Center hosts events and programs that build and affirm community by centering ways of knowing and being.

Our work with Brown resulted in the placement of Vincent T. Harris, Ph.D.

Harris joins Brown with over a decade of experience in higher education and a record of unwavering advocacy and effective champion for all students of color at predominately and historically White public and private institutions.

Most recently. Harris served as the inaugural Director of the Male Success Initiative-Fullerton (MSI-Fullerton). In this role, Harris was responsible for establishing and developing the mission and vision of a new department, creating a physical center, and hiring and leading a new team of staff.

Before CSUF, Dr. Harris was the Administrative Fellow at Harvard College Women’s Center, supported by a post-doc fellowship co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. At the Women’s Center, Harris led campus-wide efforts that centered the voices of historically underrepresented student identities with a particular focus on gender. Dr. Harris led successful efforts to reestablish the Harvard College Women’s Cabinet that focuses on women in leadership.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Harris was a Teach for America Corps member for the 2007 class. He taught 5th and 6th-grade reading, language arts, and social studies in Houston, Texas. In addition, he has taught college courses as a faculty member in CSUF’s Ethnic Studies Department that explored gender-related topics within African American studies.

Harris is a member of the National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and other professional organizations.

Harris holds a B.A. from Auburn University in Mass Communications with a minor in Marketing. He received an M.Ed. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Educational Leadership in Higher Education with a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies.

Read the announcement here: Vincent T. Harris, Ph.D., Joins Campus Life as Associate Dean and Director of the Brown Center for Students of Color.