Capitol Honors Departing Board Member after 24 Years of Service

Capitol Technology University bids a heartfelt farewell to one of its valued members, Joseph Kelly Brown Jr., as he retires from his role on the Board of Trustees. With an impressive tenure of over 24 years, Brown Jr.'s contributions have been instrumental in shaping the university's growth and success. His steadfast commitment to the institution and its students has been a key factor in the university's continued development. 

Brown Jr.'s affiliation with Capitol Technology University spans several decades, and his journey began when he enrolled as an undergraduate student. He greatly enjoyed studying at the university and being welcomed into such a strong, close-knit academic community of peers and professors. Upon graduating, he knew that he wanted to give back however he could. 

In 1982, Brown Jr. began his service as a dedicated member of the Alumni Advisory Board. He was particularly focused on assisting students with identifying relevant career opportunities and ensuring they were prepared for success in the workforce. He offered resume preparation and review as well as career coaching, and formed many lasting relationships with those he helped. 

His service continued when he was later appointed to the Board of Trustees. Throughout his time on the Board, he consistently demonstrated his unwavering dedication, working tirelessly to advance the institution's mission and vision. He ran  phonathons, contributed to the university’s annual fund, and was a key contributor to the McGowan building fund. Brown Jr. also spent ten years serving on the university’s Finance Committee  

Brown Jr.’s family has a deep connection to Capitol Tech as well. His son, Ross A. Brown holds a Master of Science degree in cyber and information security from Capitol. His daughter, Nikki Robinson, earned both a Doctor of Science in cybersecurity and a PhD in human factors, and currently serves on the advisory board for the university's newly established Center for Women in Cyber. Robinson also contributes to the institution by teaching and serving as a doctoral chair. 

Joseph Kelly Brown Jr.'s retirement from the Board of Trustees marks the end of an era defined by dedication, integrity, and transformative leadership. He is grateful for the many years he spent serving Capitol, and looks forward to spending his retirement with his children and grandchildren, and fostering his love for sports cars and boating on the Chesapeake Bay.