University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

About the Vice President

photo of Vice President, Kathy Brown

Kathryn F. Brown

Ms. Brown was appointed Vice President for Human Resources in 2011. She is responsible for the leadership of human resources, including Employee Benefits, Employee Relations, Classification and Compensation, Payroll, the Human Resources Enterprise System, Staffing, and Organizational Development. Previously, she served as Vice President and Chief of Staff from 2002, serving as chief advisor to the President and playing an integral role in establishing and implementing policy at the University of Minnesota.

Ms. Brown has also served as Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs, Interim Associate and Assistant Vice President in the Office of Multicultural and Academic Affairs, and Associate General Counsel. Previously Ms. Brown was in private practice with the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Columbus, Ohio. She holds a B.S. in Education from the Ohio State University, a M.Ed. from Miami University, and a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law.