Darrell Brown, director for state and community relations, will leave his post at Brown this May to start a new job in Washington, with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
In his current position, Brown is responsible for all community relations activity off campus, he said. He is a registered lobbyist for the University in the Rhode Island General Assembly, and deals with local community groups on issues involving businesses on Thayer Street and the University’s emergency siren system.
“It’s been a pleasure working for Brown,” Brown said.
Brown will start his new job June 1, acting as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts.
Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations Marisa Quinn told The Herald the University would look for a replacement for Brown.
“The University’s relations with the state, city and community are crucial, so I hope to fill the position,” Quinn wrote in an e-mail to The Herald. Quinn’s office includes the office of government relations and community affairs.
“Darrell has been very effective in dealing with community issues and will be missed,” Will Touret, president of the College Hill Neighborhood Association, wrote in an e-mail to The Herald.