Fran’Cee Brown-McClure joined Union College as vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in 2019.
She oversees numerous departments and programs, including Accommodative Services, Campus Safety, Career Services, Counseling Services, First-Year and Senior-Year Class Deans, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health Services, Hospitality, International Student Advising, Kenney Community Center, Minerva Programs, Residential Life and Student Activities.
Previously, Brown-McClure was dean of students at Spelman College in Atlanta, where she served as a bridge between the student body and the administration. She had oversight of student life and engagement, commuter student services, campus inclusion efforts, student access and student conduct. She also served as a deputy Title IX coordinator.
Before joining Spelman, Brown-McClure was an associate dean of residential education at Stanford University. She has participated in the Senior Leadership Academy sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, served as a track coordinator for the Gehring Academy and is a member of the 2018 Class of LEAD Atlanta. She is working on a chapter of a book on student conduct.
She also advises and sits on various local boards, and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She speaks throughout the country with students about topics such as leadership in Greek life and emotionally intelligent leadership. She has presented nationally on motherhood and management, black girl magic, cross-generational working relationships and the importance of cross-racial friendships.
Brown-McClure received a Ph.D. in philosophy in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in social work from Boston University and a bachelor of science in psychology from Jackson State University in Mississippi.
She lives near campus with her daughter.