Roger H. Brown

Berklee College of Music President to Be St. James Men’s Club Speaker on June 4


WATERTOWN — On Monday, June 4, 2there will be a St. James Armenian Church Men’s Club dinner meeting at the St James Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center. The speaker will be Roger H. Brown, the president of the Berklee College of Music.

Since his appointment in 2004, he has pioneered the launch of a suite of educational institutes, including Africana Studies and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, among others; overseen the creation of the world’s largest online music education system, and completed a merger with the Boston Conservatory to establish the world’s most comprehensive training ground for global careers in music, dance, and theater.

Brown is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and a graduate of the Yale School of Management. He cofounded Bright Horizons Family Solutions in 1986 with his wife, Linda Mason, and served as chief executive officer until January 2002.

A former co-director of the Save the Children relief and development effort in Sudan, he and Mason coauthored the book Rice, Rivalry, and Politics, which examines the management of emergency relief efforts. He has served as a management consultant for Bain and Company, was one of the founders of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, and a co-founder of Horizons for Homeless Children, which serves the needs of homeless children throughout the Boston area.

Brown is an active member of the Bright Horizons Family Solutions board of trustees and the Boston Public School Arts Advisory Board.

This St. James Men’s Club dinner meeting will begin with a social hour and mezza at 6:15 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

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Women are invited to the program, to be held at the church’s Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center – Keljik Hall, 465 Mt. Auburn St.



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