The Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) Team welcomes Bob Brown and is delighted to add the knowledge and expertise he brings from his four decades of government service.
Bob is recently retired as the senior vice president for finance and administration and chief finance officer (CFO) at the University of North Texas (UNT), a Carnegie R1 Research Institution. Before that, he served as vice president for business and administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce and vice chancellor of business affairs at Dallas College. Bob also held leadership roles as a CFO/chief business officer for 38 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
During Bob’s career, he led many procurements and strategic sourcing workgroups, and he read and evaluated more than 2,000 proposals that were submitted to public entities.
Primary career successes include leading financial turnaround at three institutions. He mentored higher education finance professionals who have subsequently achieved the ranks of vice president, CFO, chancellor, and president.
Bob received the Distinguished Business Officer Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Nation’s Outstanding Chief Business Officer award from the Community College Business Officers organization in 1996.
He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers in 2008 and was named an Innovator of the Year in 1990 and again in 2003 by the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Bob has held roles as president, past president, and several board positions with the Texas Association of Senior College and University Business Officers. He earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from UNT.