Sarita E. Brown

Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education

Sarita E. Brown


Sarita E. Brown is Co-founder & President of Excelencia in Education, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Latino success in higher education by linking research, policy, and practice to serve Latino students.

For over three decades she has served in leadership positions at prominent educational institutions and at the highest levels of government, working to implement effective strategies to raise academic achievement and opportunities for low-income and students of color. She currently plays a major role expanding Presidents for Latino Student Success, Excelencia’s national network of college and university leaders who commit to making their institutions learning environments where Latino students thrive.

Ms. Brown is recognized as a tireless advocate for educational equity. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Center for First-generation Student Success and the Committee on Addressing Women of Color in Tech for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.