Executive Vice Chancellor
Dr. Kennard Brown serves as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer (EVC/COO) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) with the responsibility of coordinating the day-to-day administrative operations and the effective management of the campus central administration.
Dr. Brown has been with the Health Science Center for 17 years and began his university service in the Office of the General Counsel. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, Office of Employee Relations and Center on Health Disparities. He serves as the Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He currently manages the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery, The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center BSL3 Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.
Dr. Brown earned his Juris Doctorate from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Memphis and is a member in Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. He completed his PhD in Health Science Administration from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Brown is also recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE). The FACHE title is considered to be the premier credential in the field of health care management. Dr. Brown has been the recipient of numerous faculty, student, community and civic awards from an exhaustive list of organizations.