Debbie Brawn

Senior Director, University Honors Program

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M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University
B.A., Xavier University

A little about me...

Debbie Brawn is the senior director of UC’s University Honors Program (UHP) and guides the implementation of the program’s vision and mission. Debbie is a leader and innovator in higher education. She is passionate about mentoring students (and others) and creating positive change in our society and world. Debbie joined the UHP team in 2004 as an assistant director and honors advisor. She has remained committed to this work all this time because she believes so strongly in the UHP’s vision and mission.

Debbie received UC’s Outstanding Advising Administrator Award in 2015 and UC's Just Community Award in 2010. Prior to UC, Debbie worked in Orientation and First Year Experience at James Madison University, where she was an All Together One honoree in 2002. In 2001, she was named the Outstanding New Professional by the National Orientation Directors Association. 

Ask me about...

  • The time I've spent in my second home, the Brazilian Amazon
  • What I've been reading lately - I love to read 
  • Anything nature - I recently completed the coursework to become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and am currently working on my volunteer hours for certification 
  • Why I'm a diehard sports fan and cheesehead

Fun fact

In college, I dressed up as the Skyline Chili mascot (hot dog and cheese outfit and all!) at a Crosstown Shootout event downtown.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain