Brown Hall Profile
Theme Housing: Renaissance Men, First Year Student Athletes, First Year Residential Experience, and Provost’s Science Immersion Program
Number of floors: 5
Number of rooms? 125
Air Conditioning? Yes
Study Room(s)? Yes
Exercise Room? No
Kitchen Access? Yes
Laundry Facilities? Yes
Furniture: ¾ Height Loftable Furniture
North-: Thompson Center
South: MLK Drive
West: Reaves Student Activity Center
East: Foundation Hall
Brown Hall, constructed in 1964, is name for Thomas J Brown, an early graduate of Slater Industrial Academy (now Winston-Salem State University). Later, he attended Shaw University and became a public school teacher. He returned to Slater Industrial Academy and State Normal School in 1911 to serve as principal of the Columbian Heights Practice School for four years. In 1920, he was named postmaster of Station A, which served the Slater Industrial Academy and Normal School campus and the local community. However, he is perhaps best known for his many years of service as an instructor in the Social Sciences, a department which he also chaired when the school became a four-year institution in 1925. Thomas J. Brown retired from his postmaster and instructing duties in 1961, and died in 1976. Brown Hall is a freshmen only hall. In Fall of 2013-2014, Brown will be Co-Ed by floor.
Brown Hall has five floors of double rooms. Each student has a desk, chest of drawers, a sizeable closet, and twin XL beds. In the summer of 2013, Brown will undergo major renovations. Included in these renovations will be newly refurbished restrooms, refinished, freshly painted student rooms with hardwood vinyl flooring and brand new ¾ Height loftable furniture.
Lerone Joseph, originally from the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, has spent most of his adult life in New York. He graduated from the University at Albany where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. While at the University at Albany, he began his career in student affairs by holding multiple positions in the Department of Residence Life including serving as a Resident Assistant, Housing Manager, and Orientation Assistant. After graduation, Lerone completed two years at the University of New Haven (UNH) in Connecticut where he served as a Graduate Residence Hall Director for three apartment complexes. He also secured his master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and completed the certificate program in Public Administration. Lerone has a passion for working with students and developing student leaders. Central to his philosophy for student development is that college is an opportunity to develop an identity and personal values. Outside of his Hall Director role he enjoys watching and playing sports and hopes to one-day coach on some level.