PLEASANTVILLE, NY, April 26, 2011 – Pace University has announced the appointment of Mark R. Brown as the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Brown served in the athletic department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, for the past 18 years, as an Associate Athletic Director of Business and Finance the past four years and as Assistant Athletic Director the previous 14 years. In these roles, he was responsible for the development of administration of a $32,000,000 annual operating budget. Brown oversaw all fiscal operations for the department including budgeting, record keeping, summer camps, team travel, housing and insuring all financial transactions meet CAA, NCAA, University and Commonwealth of Virginia guidelines. Old Dominion fields 18 teams as an NCAA Division I member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The institution started a football program in 2009, after a 69-year absence on campus, and has sold out the first two years with over 19,000 fans per game.
Brown said: “I am extremely excited about joining the Pace family. I want to thank President Friedman for entrusting me with this important responsibility. I also want to thank my Old Dominion family. President Broderick, the Athletic Directors Jim Jarrett and Wood Selig have been excellent mentors to me”.
Prior to working in college athletics, Brown spent time with the Norfolk Tides, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets as an Assistant General Manager, Business Manager and Manager of Customer Service.
Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and later went on to receive a Masters Degree of Science in Education from Old Dominion University.
Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference with 20 varsity sports teams. During the 2010-11 school year, the Pace women’s volleyball team made their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The women’s basketball team also had an exceptional year, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 game vs. Bentley University.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions.