Warren Brown, Ed.D. | Executive Director

Warren is College Spark’s Executive Director, overseeing all aspects of our operations and strategic direction. Contact Warren about foundation strategy, investment management, and governance.

Before and Beyond College Spark

Dr. Brown joined College Spark in 2020. Prior to College Spark, Dr. Brown was President at North Seattle College and Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships with the Seattle Colleges District.  Over the last two decades, he has developed critical partnerships with Seattle Public Schools, public and private universities, education-focused organizations, and other community colleges.  His doctorate and practice focus on improving higher education curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on educational technologies and multicultural curriculum development.

When he’s not working, Dr. Brown enjoys being with his family.  He has a daughter and a son, who constantly keep him on his toes, while also showing him the simple and beautiful things in life that are often missed by adults.  When not spending time with family, he retreats to the “cave” (i.e., basement) to play his electronic drums and fantasize about being on stage.

Night Table Reading

  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  • I Can't Make This Up, Life Lessons, Kevin Hart

Quote of the Moment

“People’s current actions will have either negative or positive consequences, that are then returned to the person at some later point in time. Therefore, I believe it is better to show positivity today not knowing when that investment is returned. ”

Contact Warren

(206) 461-5374