Robert E Brown

Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement

Associate Director of the Center for Community and Economic Development

Telephone: 810-845-1767

2712 Saginaw St. Suite 106, Flint, MI 48505

Robert E. Brown is an Associate Director of the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), Michigan State University Outreach& Engagement.  He brokers, facilitates and participates in university/community partnerships that are scholarly, community-based, collaborative, responsive, capacity-building for the public good. Staffing the CCED Flint Office, Bob works with community partners across multiple sectors to:

  • Co-create systemic engagement platforms that link science and community wisdom for transformational change
  • Co-create collaborative platforms with action protocols - iterative, strategic action across community and academic networks
  • Framing and operationalizing engagement within developmental and ecological contexts
  • Co- create collective impact by combining human development, community development, and economic development

Bob Brown is a husband and father (his son Desmond is in the 8th grade), is a resident of the great city of Flint and a Board Member of WOW Outreach. Bob is also a core team member of the national Strategic Doing Institute, and helped to found Neighborhoods Without Borders - a network of Flint folks working to dismantle systemic and institutional racism.

Bob has a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University.