Administrative Resources

Campus Life

Division of Campus Live
Senior Administrator: Eric Estes, Vice President for Campus Life

The Division of Campus Life is one of the largest and most diverse divisions of the University, and provides a wide range of support for students, especially resources outside of the classroom, so that they can thrive intellectually and personally.  Much of the co-curricular community building and developmental skill building and mentoring is fostered by the division.  
Contact Information: [email protected]; phone 401-863-1800  

Emergencies requiring an immediate response should be directed to DPS (3-4111) in order to activate the 24/7 Administrator On-Call System.  Departments include: Athletics and Physical Education (including Recreation); Brown Center for Students of Color; Chaplains and Religious Life; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); First Generation and Low-Income Student Center (in collaboration with Dean of the College); Health Services; Health Promotion; Brown EMS; LGBTQ Center; Residential Life; Sarah Doyle Women’s Center—; Stephen Robert ‘62 Campus Center; Student Activities Office; Student & Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS); Student Conduct; Student Support Services; and Student Veterans & Commissioning Programs.


Office of University Communications (OUC)
Senior Administrator: Cass Cliatt, Vice President for University Communications

The OUC has staff in the areas of news, media relations, marketing and social media who are vigilant and actively engaged in issues of strategic messaging, reputational risk management and constituent-based communications. The office supports the administration, academic and administrative units, and also individual faculty, staff and students seeking guidance and/or communications tools to tell their “story.” OUC staff closely tracks the news, information and motivations of external outlets to be able to develop strategies in service to the Brown community. The staff also maintains close relationships with colleagues in peer institutions, education associations and other networks to be nimble and proactive on behalf of the University.
Contact Information:
News and Media Relations: Director of News and Editorial Services Brian Clark, [email protected]401-863-1638
Marketing Communications: AVP for Marketing Communications Carly Lapinski carly[email protected]401-863-3026

Computing and Information Services (CIS)

Senior Administrator: John Spadaro, Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer
CIS provides service and advice related to all technology related questions. This includes secure email communication using encryption, advice on steps to take while traveling internationally with regard to technology, and help with data storage and data mining. We can also provide general cybersecurity guidance. 
Contact Information:
[email protected]; Phone: 401-863-7558  

Diversity & Inclusion

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) 
Senior Administrator: Shontay Delalue, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity
OIED serves as a resource and support for the Brown Community in promoting and sustaining more inclusive and diverse learning and working environments at all levels for faculty, students and staff. OIED supports Brown’s goals related to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and oversees compliance with University policies and procedures and with federal, state and local laws related to discrimination and harassment (Title VI), sexual and gender-based harassment and violence (Title IX), equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA), and disabilities resources and accommodations (ADA).  OIED can provide guidance and answer questions pertaining to these regulations and can assist with trainings.

Contact: Shontay Delalue, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, [email protected]


Office of General Counsel
Senior Administrator: James Green
, Interim Vice President and General Counsel
The attorneys working in OGC represent the University and advise University officials on important legal matters. 
Contact Information:
Interim General Counsel Jim Green [email protected] 
Associate Counsel Michael Grabo [email protected]; Phone 401-863-3122

Global Engagement

Office of Global Engagement
Senior Administrator
: Shankar Prasad, Associate Provost for Global Engagement & Strategic Initiatives
Provide leadership and insight into the strategic initiatives relative to internationalization; Manage external relations with institutional partners to advance research and education; provide support for all international faculty, students, staff, and visitors on campus and serve as a first point of contact on non-visa related matters; develop and promote community programming to advance inclusion for international constituents on campus. 
Contact Information: [email protected] or (401) 863-1300

Government and Community Relations

Senior Administrator: Russell Carey, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy
Office provides strategic advice and counsel to staff, faculty and students on the full range of relations with the federal, state and city governments. Assists with political, legislative and policy questions (non legal) in the following areas: visa/immigration, budget/research funding, taxation/endowments, Title IX, financial aid, labor and employment, health care, education, regulatory affairs, among others. On the state and city level the office can assist with political, legislative and policy questions (non legal) in the following areas: budget and tax, economic development, transportation, education, public safety, labor and employment, health care and regulatory affairs, among others.
Contact Information:
Assistant Vice President for Community and Government Relations [email protected]369-4613
Assistant Director for Government Relations (Federal) [email protected]369-5963


Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
Senior Administrator:
 Jill Pipher, Vice President for Research
​OVPR and its partners across the university will continue and expand efforts to help faculty diversify and increase their external research funding. Services include: introducing faculty to new funding agencies; building interdisciplinary research teams; grant writing training and support specifically for early career faculty; large proposal preparation support for all faculty; internal research funds; joint support with Foundation Relations for foundation proposals and networking; and support for corporate relations.

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Contact Information:
Director of Research Development Amy Carroll, [email protected], 401-863-6301