Dave Brown Honored at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder hosted a ceremony on Thursday, September 13, honoring David G. Brown, former Chancellor of UNC Asheville, renaming the former University Hall as Brown Hall.  Some 250 people attended this ceremony for Brown.  Under his leadership, the university created some nationally respected programs, including the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR now called Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville).  His wife, Lin, was also honored at the ceremony by the presentation of the Chancellor’s Medallion for her service in connection with the university, particularly for her role as the founding director of the College for Seniors at NCCCR.

 

Tributes were offered on behalf of the people of NC by community leader, Jack Cecil; on behalf of the alumni by Neal Rhodes; on behalf of the faculty by Merritt Moseley.

 

Brown reflected that this was an “overwhelming honor……a celebration of Team UNCA, 1980s.”

 

Dave Brown is a member of the Leadership Asheville Forum Board.