Rae Linda Brown has been appointed as the new vice president for undergraduate education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Senior vice president and chief academic officer Ernest Rose announced the hiring Thursday, January 31st.

Brown will bring decades of academic and administrative accomplishments to LMU, Rose said. Currently, she is the director of undergraduate studies, music, and associate music professor at the University of California, Irvine.

“Brown is a proven leader and has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education,” said Rose. “At the University of California, Irvine she created a significant record of accomplishments for both the school and the faculty.”

Brown will provide the administrative leadership in all areas of undergraduate education, including planning, delivery and assessment. She will work in collaboration with the academic deans and vice presidents and the student affairs management team in overall strategic planning for all phases of the undergraduate experience, according to LMU sources.

Programs whose directors will report to Brown include the honors program, Study Abroad, the National and International Scholars Program, the Learning Resource Center and the Encore Program.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in African American studies from Yale University and a doctorate in musicology, also from Yale.

She also has received awards in her academic career from various organizations, including the Ford Foundation/National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and the University of California President’s Fellowship, Postdoctoral Scholar.

Brown will begin on August. 1st. Ricardo Machon will continue to serve as the interim vice president.