Brown Center for Students of Color

Vincent Harris

Associate Dean and Director
Supervises Student Advisory Board, Graduate Coordinator for BCSC Student Leadership


Vincent T. Harris is a brother, a son, a future partner & father, and a source raised in one of the birthplaces of the Civil Rights Movement, Birmingham, Alabama. Nearly 12 years of his career have involved supporting underrepresented student populations at small elite private colleges/universities, mid-size liberal arts campuses, and large state system institutions. 

He is an experienced higher education administrator-scholar whose professional and research track record restores and explores the lived experiences of undergraduate and graduate students of color as it relates to the intersection of gender, ethnicity, identity (sexual orientation), masculinities, and reimagining acceptance.

In 2015, Dr. Harris completed his post-doc employment at Harvard University as an Administrative Fellow in the Harvard College Women's Center, through the Harvard University Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity. Also, in 2015 he earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, in Educational Leadership & Research Program focusing on Higher Education, with a minor in Women & Gender Studies. In 2012 he received a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from Ohio University, and a B.A. in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing from Auburn University in 2006. Vincent is also a Teach For America ‘07 Houston alumni corps member.

In his spare time, he loves to play with his playful 9-year-old Black Pug named Frankie, host imaginary cooking shows in his kitchen, express his love for music on the Karaoke stage, all while making the most valiant attempts to stick to his weekly jogging & workout schedule.

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