Faculty/Staff Directory

Michael Brown

Athletic Director

Phone: (478) 934-3155
Website: http://www.mgaknights.com

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    Phone: (478) 934-3155
Biography: Michael Brown joined Middle Georgia State University as the Director of Athletics in November 2023. He is charged with leading the day-to-day operations of the Knights’ 10 intercollegiate athletic programs while also serving on the President’s cabinet.

He most recently served as the Associate Athletic Director for Operations at Purdue University Fort Wayne (NCAA Division I, Horizon League) from July 2021-October 2023. While on staff with the Mastodons, Brown served on the department’s executive leadership team while providing administrative oversight of all athletic facilities, capital projects, game and event operations, media services, and equipment operations. Additionally, he assisted with the leadership of the department’s external units including revenue generation involving ticketing, concessions and community partnership events. He also served as the sport administrator of the PFW baseball and women’s soccer programs.

Brown came to Purdue Fort Wayne following a 13-year tenure (2007-21) within the NCAA Division II ranks at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla. His efforts and impact on Sailfish Athletics were recognized by the campus community when he was named the Palm Beach Atlantic University Employee of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year.

He spent his final six years (2015-21) serving in the role of Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations while providing oversight of athletic communications, fan engagement, game operations, corporate sponsorships, marketing, promotions and brand initiatives. He also managed all athletic facilities operations including the 76-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus including the 32,000 square foot Rinker Sports Center as well as the 60,000 square foot Greene Complex. He also served as a sport administrator for the baseball, men’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, beach volleyball, softball and men’s and women’s golf programs during his time at PBA.

Brown began his tenure at Palm Beach Atlantic in 2007 as Sports Information Director before joining the department's senior leadership team as Assistant Athletic Director for Communications in 2010.

He served as Tournament Director for all NCAA and Sunshine State Conference postseason events hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic during his tenure as well as serving as Tournament Director for the National Christian College Athletic Association Softball World Series, which the university hosted from 2008-10. He also served as t
Education: California University-Pennsylvania (M.S. Athletics Administration)

Indiana Wesleyan University (B.S. Business Administration)

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