Brownell named a "Diamond Honoree" by national group

Jayne Brownell

Jayne Brownell

Jayne Brownell, Miami University vice president for student affairs, is part of the ACPA Foundation Diamond Honoree Class of 2017.

The ACPA (American College Personnel Association)-College Student Educators International supports and fosters college student learning by generating and sharing information that informs policies, practices and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community.

Brownell, who has been at Miami since 2014, was recognized for her passion and commitment to helping struggling students to overcome hurdles; continuing to learn about human growth and development, diversity and inclusion in order to be as effective as possible in promoting student success; and contributing to leadership and professional development in student affairs. Brownell is also recognized for mentoring graduate assistants and new professionals and for contributing to her field by publishing articles.

Her areas of research have included examining the outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students, leadership development models, and early social-media-related engagement (chat rooms) of closeted gay college students.

“Dr. Brownell is a genuinely caring advocate for our students and their success,” said Miami President Greg Crawford. “Students and her profession benefit from her dedication.”

There are 17 Diamond Honorees this year. Brownell is being honored at the ACPA annual convention March 26-29. The organization has 7,500 members at 1,200 institutions.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s and doctorate from Columbia University.