Rotary Club of Faribault

Dr. Narren Brown

     On Wednesday March 6th we heard a great classification speech from Dr. Narren Brown of South-Central College. Narren shared what it was like to grow up on the East side of Oakland California. It was a rough neighborhood. He played football in a triangle piece of grass that was basically a median for traffic on all sides! He was always fortunate enough to attend great schools. His parents made sure he has the best education possible.
     After high school Narren repaired slot machines and that job brought him through what he calls his travel years. He spent time on a cruise ship in San Juan, time is Las Vegas, and then Iowa, where he started his higher education at age 23. Dr. Brown is the Associate Vice President of Research & Institutional Effectiveness at South Central College. His passion is Data and Analytics. He uses numbers for daily information decision making.
     With his employment at SCC, he was chosen to participate in Faribault Futures class of 2018, and because of what he learned in the class he grew to love Faribault so much that SCC Faribault campus is his main office and he now resides here. He still has a home in Iowa where two of boys attend school and live, so he visits on a very regular basis. His daughter and son in law are going to be welcoming a baby boy this year and Dr. Narren Brown will then be known as Pop-Pop. A title he is excitedly waiting for!