Brown University has appointed a new Dean of Admission, effective July 1st. Jim Miller, who has been charged with leading the Brown admissions office for some time, previously announced his retirement. Brown’s new Dean of Admission will be Logan Powell. Powell, who has worked in the admissions field for about twenty years, comes to Providence, Rhode Island from Princeton, New Jersey where he served as Princeton’s director of admission since 2007.
As reported by “The Brown Daily Herald” in a piece about the appointment in admissions, “As dean, Powell will oversee a staff of 38 in attracting, recruiting and processing the applications of interested Brown students — whose numbers shot past a record 32,000 in 2015 — to craft classes of ‘the most talented, creative, intellectually independent, driven and diverse students from across the nation and the globe,’ [Provost Richard] Locke wrote in his May 31 email.”
Powell, an African American man raised by a single mother in a Florida trailer park, is an alumnus of Bowdoin College and he will be charged with seeing to it that Brown continues to attract more and more diverse and talented classes in the years ahead. This will be his charge. Congratulations to Logan Powell on his appointment!