Jessica Brown

Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics
North Central College

Jessica Brown is the vice president for student affairs and athletics at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. In her role, she leads all efforts related to student life, including partnering with others across campus to build and strengthen an inclusive and engaged community, and ensuring that students receive the support they need to thrive at North Central College and beyond. Jessica oversees an athletics department that features 27 varsity level sports and is one of the winningest athletics programs in NCAA Division III history with 40 team national championships.

Prior to North Central, Jessica was dean of student services, engagement, and leadership at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., where she also served as Title IX coordinator, head women’s volleyball coach and senior woman administrator.

A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jessica earned her bachelor of science degree in recreation, health and human development from Western Michigan University, where she was a four-year starter on the women’s volleyball team. She received her master of education degree from Concordia-Portland University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education administration at Illinois State University.

Jessica enjoys volunteering within the community and serving as a mentor to Black women and girls.