Kenneth Brown


Kenneth Brown




June 6, 1941

Biographical Sketch

President Kenneth Irving Brown, of Denison University, will be the speaker at Cedarville College's forty-fifth annual commencement exercises, June 6. Dr. Brown is completing his first year as head of the Granville college. A native New Yorker, his undergraduate work was taken at the University of Rochester, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1918. During a period of residence and graduate instruction at Harvard University, President Brown received the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In 1935 the University of Rochester honored him with the degree of Doctor of Laws. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After completing his graduate work, Dr. Brown served as Professor of Biblical Literature at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, until 1930. He was then called to the presidency of Hiram College, in Hiram, Ohio, where he had a distinguished decade of progressive college leadership. While at Hiram, Dr. Brown inaugurated the widely-discussed "Hiram Study Plan," designed to make possible a more thorough and unified studying program for college students. The Hiram Plan is described in his book, "A Campus Decade". An earlier volume from Dr. Brown's pen is "Character: Bad," the edited war letters of a conscientious objector in the first World war.

Text taken from the Cedarville College Bulletin, Volume 26, Number 2 (May 1941).


Cedarville, commencement, Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown