PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A talented, innovative and mission-driven leader, Brown Provost Richard M. Locke has helped to shape and shepherd critical University initiatives that have enhanced academic excellence, strengthened fiscal sustainability, and supported a vibrant and cohesive academic community.
Following nearly a decade of distinguished leadership at Brown, Locke will take his talents to Apple University at the end of December. There, he’ll serve as vice president and dean, an opportunity that will enable him to bring together and apply his scholarship, experience and drive to make a difference in new and innovative ways at the global technology company based in California.
Locke’s colleagues at Brown — where he arrived in 2013 as a professor and as director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and has served since 2015 at the University’s 13th provost — have found ample ways to recognize his impact since his move to Apple was announced in August. In early December, more than 300 faculty and staff gathered in the Engineering Research Center’s Hazeltine Commons for a celebration in Locke’s honor.