The complex issues that affect communities and populations around the world — public health crises, climate change and social and political unrest, among others — demonstrate that the work of research universities such as Brown is critical. At the same time, institutions of higher education face ongoing economic vulnerabilities in stewarding the resources necessary to uphold their mission to confront these challenges facing society.
Against this backdrop, the University has launched the Program on Innovation and Financial Sustainability. Established from the efforts of two committees charged by President Christina H. Paxson and Provost Richard M. Locke, the program will oversee implementation of a set of actions that aim to promote educational innovation and help ensure Brown’s long-term financial health and sustainability.
The actions arise from a set of recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on Promoting Financial Health and Sustainability and the Education Innovation Committee. Their recommendations offer a roadmap for educational innovation and ensuring Brown’s financial sustainability, and through the efforts of several work groups, the program will translate the recommendations into action and progress.