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Long Beach City College recently named a former city health official and adjunct faculty member as its new director of grants, a release from the college said.

Diane Brown has been an adjunct faculty member in the life sciences and kinesiology departments since 2000, teaching courses in health issues and human sexuality.

Her other work experience includes serving as director of public health emergency management at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, where she built the public health workforce for emergencies through grant-funded programs. She also oversaw media engagement and social media.

In her director of grants role, Brown will develop, administer and monitor district-wide grants and other grant development activities. She will seek potential funding sources and coordinate collaborative planning for institutional grant and resource opportunities. Brown also must ensure development, write, submit and manage initial awards of grant-funded programs.

“Diane has a tremendous amount of experience in grant acquisition and administration that will be an asset to LBCC and our students,” LBCC president Eloy Ortiz Oakley said in a release. “She also has established strong relationships with the campus and greater Long Beach community.”

Brown has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California. She also is a member of the Leadership Long Beach class of 2005.

Brown lives in Long Beach with her husband Kasey and their four daughters, Kelsey, Alaysia, Chanel and Kourtney.

Emily is a staff writer covering higher education and other various topics for Gazette Newspapers. She has a background in weekly and daily newspapers and a bachelor’s in communication from La Sierra University.

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