Kennard Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, Honored for Promoting Diversity in Health Care Education

Dr. Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

 Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the Healthcare Education Award from the Nashville-based Council on Workforce Innovation.

The statewide award, presented at the recent 2014 Healthcare Diversity Forum in Nashville, recognized Dr. Brown’s efforts in promoting diversity in health care education. The regional forum, which drew administrators, clinicians, educators, human resource specialists, and business leaders, focused on the financial value of diversity in the health care workforce, and discussed resources for advancing quality health care delivery for underrepresented populations.

The Council on Workforce Innovation is part of the National Organization for Workforce Diversity, a private, public and non-profit coalition to promote workforce diversity initiatives.

Dr. Brown has been with UTHSC for 15 years. He started in the Office of General Counsel, and has directed several UTHSC offices, including Equity and Diversity, Employee Relations and the Center on Health Disparities.