On May 2nd, 2023, the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) community received the heartbreaking news that their beloved alumni vice president, Kian Brown had passed away at 40. The late alumni vice president had an illustrious career that spanned several decades. He was a prominent figure within the university community and made significant contributions towards its growth and development. The university currently mourning the loss of this esteemed individual who was not only an alumnus but also a leader and a mentor to many.
Keep reading the article to know more about Kian Brown, including who he was, how he died, what was the cause of his death, tributes for Kian Brown, and a lot more!
Who Was Kian Brown?
Kian Brown was born on November 16, 1982, and served as the NCCU Alumni Association Vice President for over five years. Kian was an active member of the alumni community. During his tenure as the vice president, he worked tirelessly to ensure that the alumni association played a critical role in the development of the university.
He attended North Carolina Central University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History Education. Then, Kian went on to get his Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Instructional Design between August 2019 and May 2021. He was an NCCU alumnus himself, and he was always proud of his affiliation with the university. He had a deep love for his alma mater and was committed to its success.
Kian Brown Career Highlights:
Kian spent a total of two years between 2004 and 2006 with Rush Communications serving as the chairman and executive vice president’s assistant.
He worked as the Assistant to the Director of International Affairs at North Carolina Central University for a full year in 2007–2008.
He served as a Special Assistant to the Chief Academic Officer at the New York City Department of Education, which is situated at 411 Pearl Street in New York, New York, from October 2012 until February 2015. The duration of this post was 2 years, 5 months.
He worked at Millennium Sports Management Group for nine years, from January 2010 to December 2018, holding the positions of founding partner and vice president of branding and strategic communications.
Kian Brown was not only an influential figure within the NCCU community but also in the wider community. He was involved in numerous community service projects and was committed to making a positive impact on society. He was a mentor to many young people, and his guidance and support had a profound impact on their lives.
How Did Kian Brown Die? Cause of Death
Kian Brown, who was the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association National Vice President sadly passed away at the age of 40 on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. According to reports, Kian Brown suffered a cardiac arrest which eventually became the cause of his death.
Family and loved ones took to Kian’s official social media account to announce his passing, and penned a heartfelt note for him, saying
“Kian was an enthusiastic employee who succeeded in service while maintaining respect for others. His bright smile, his kind personality, and his unwavering devotion to his loved ones will live on in memory. Information on a memorial service to honor his life and contributions will be made public later.”
The legacy of the late alumni vice president will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched. His dedication and commitment to NCCU will always be remembered, and his impact on the university community will never be forgotten.
Tributes Emerged for Kian Brown
The news of the alumni vice president’s passing came as a shock to the entire NCCU community. Many expressed their condolences and shared stories about how he had impacted their lives. The university president, faculty members, and students alike all mourned his loss and remembered him fondly.
Brandon Reid posted on Facebook with a long caption, which reads “We completed a lot together, but you did a lot more on your own, KB. I know you wanted to change the world and have a positive influence on everyone you encountered while you were on this earth, and you succeeded in doing so.”
In a statement, Nick Hedgpeth mentioned, “This unexpected death has shocked me! Brother Kian was a man who was much more than a friend—he was a mentor—who was relentless, hard-working, admirable, kind, and lovable. His work ethic has always made me work harder, and he motivated me in many ways.”
YahZarah St. James wrote, “Kian Brown, there are not enough words to adequately express you, brother. a believer in both God and the God that lives inside each and every one of us. Your faith in people’s potential inspired them to have faith in their own.”
The NCCU community is mourning the loss of an exceptional individual who was a leader, mentor, and friend to many. Kian Brown’s passing has left a huge void in the hearts of those who knew him, but his legacy will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched. The NCCU community will continue to honor his memory and ensure that his impact on the university and the wider community is never forgotten.
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