Bonita J. Brown
Director of Higher Education Practice
Bonita has left The Education Trust for her next adventure. Though she is no longer at Ed Trust, we maintain this bio page as a record of the wonderful work she contributed while with us.
Bonita will direct a project to help implement national best practices for improving student success and closing completion gaps through a network of regional comprehensive institutions that serve significant numbers of low-income students and students of color.
She brings more than 15 years of extensive higher education experience, including work at HBCUs and large public universities focused on access to college for traditionally underrepresented students. She most recently served as vice chancellor and chief of staff at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this role, she worked with the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, and the Executive Leadership Team to manage a large, comprehensive university and to ensure student access to the tools necessary for success.
A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Bonita holds a law degree from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in history, also from Wake Forest.
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
I believe that the option of obtaining higher education is slowly slipping away from the average American. I want to be part of an organization that is fighting to restore access and achievement, and I believe that Ed Trust is leading the way.
Singing — I come from a huge family of singers
Being the first person in my family to graduate from law school.