LaGrange College announced the promotion of the Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown to Vice President for Spiritual Life and Church Relations at its Board of Trustees meeting last week.
Previously the school's chaplain and director of servant-leadership, he joined the college in 1997.
"We aim to become even more intentional about pursuing our mission of 'inspiring the soul'-both on campus and throughout the region," said LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander. "We are pleased to recognize Quincy's expanding role in this work and in deepening our connections to the United Methodist Church.
"Quincy holds the respect of our campus community and of Christians around the state and region. His incredible energy, deep spiritual commitment and church leadership experience make him uniquely suited for this task."
Dr. Brown currently serves in the key role of chairman of the Board of Ordained Ministry for the church's North Georgia Conference. He also represents the entire Southeastern Jurisdiction as a member of the Coordinating Committee of the United Methodist Campus Ministry Association.
"Whether on campus or in other settings, the work of supporting student spirituality and of cultivating the servant-leaders of tomorrow is an awesome responsibility-and one of the most fulfilling jobs possible," Dr. Brown said.
"I'm eager to focus even more attention on the spiritual life component of the college while supporting the work of the church and expanding our role as a resource for the entire denomination."
In his new role, Dr. Brown will continue to serve on the President's Cabinet and will retain the title of Elizabeth Walker Lanier Campus Minister. He holds the distinction of being named the national Chaplain of the Year in 2003 by the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation.
He is the author of "Quest: Stories as Guides Through Life's Transitions" (2008) and numerous articles, and is the editor of "Creating Space for Grace: Lenten Meditation Guide for Students" (2008).
A native of Gainesville, he was honored by his hometown's city council with Quincy Brown Day in 2004 and also given the Wisdom and Hope Award from the Restoration Preservation Mission of Hall County.
A frequent speaker and storyteller, Dr. Brown is an elder in the United Methodist Church and currently serves as Minister of Morning Glory at First UMC LaGrange.
He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gammon Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center and a Master of Divinity, cum laude, from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University.
He and his wife, Dionne Moore Brown, live in LaGrange.