Planning & Policy

Russell C. Carey is the executive vice president for planning and policy for Brown University. In this role he works closely with President Christina H. Paxson, the provost, the executive vice president for finance and administration, the Corporation, and members of the community to ensure effective University-wide efforts in planning and policy, in keeping with the University’s overall mission.

The executive vice president serves as the senior officer responsible for coordinating Brown’s strategic planning processes and providing leadership on a broad range of University strategy, policy, and governance matters. His major responsibilities include: establishing measures to assess planning priorities and progress towards Brown’s strategic planning goals; conducting ongoing data gathering, analysis, and outcome assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the University’s plans, initiatives and policies; and assisting senior officers, divisions and departments in defining strategies and developing plans to ensure continued growth and prosperity. He work closely with other senior officers to coordinate and provide support for the University’s plans and initiatives in the area of City and State economic development, including Strategic Growth and Knowledge District strategy and initiatives, and is responsible for campus safety, including oversight of the Department of Public Safety and serving as Chair of the Core Crisis Committee. The executive vice president serves as a member of the University Resources Committee and the Space Committee.

The departments and policy areas reporting to the executive vice president include: