David A. Greene '85 has been named vice president for campus life and student services at Brown University. Greene, who has been serving as interim vice president for the current academic year, was formerly assistant to Brown president Ruth Simmons. His appointment is effective July 1, 2004.
According to a press release from Brown University, the vice president for campus life and student services is the senior advocate for students and their co-curricular needs, representing students in the President's Cabinet and other senior councils of the University. Units for which Greene has responsibility and oversight include the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, the Office of Student Life, Residential Life, the Third World Center, the Sarah Doyle Women's Center, University Dining Services, Health Services, Psychological Services and the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.
A graduate of Hamilton College (B.A. history, 1985), Greene earned advanced degrees at Harvard University (a master's in human development, 1991; a master's and a doctorate in administration, planning and social policy, 1994 and 2002). He began his administrative career at Wells College in 1987 as assistant dean of students and became associate dean of admissions in 1989. He served as president's assistant at Hartnell College from 1991 to 93. After earning his second master's degree, he became assistant to President Ruth Simmons at Smith College in 1996 and continued to serve as Simmons' chief administrative deputy when she became president of Brown in 2001.
As part of his doctoral work, Greene conducted research into the effect of the women's movement and the rise of feminism on women's colleges. The Women's Movement and the Politics of Change at a Women's College, his book about Jill Ker Conway, the first female president of Smith College, was published this month by RoutledgeFalmer Press.