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Sterling J. Brown Hired as New Dean of Students Effective June 1
Posted 02/23/2018 04:32PM

Creighton Prep has announced that Sterling J. Brown has been hired as the new Dean of Students at the school, effective June 1. Mr. Brown comes to Prep with an extensive background in teaching, coaching and administration in the St. Louis area.

He currently works as the Assistant Dean of Students at St. Louis University High School (SLUH), one of two Jesuit high schools in St. Louis and where he also serves as a teacher in the social studies department and as a coach of football, basketball and lacrosse. He was previously the Director of Diversity at SLUH.

“We’re excited to welcome Sterling and his wife Amy to the Prep family and to Omaha,” said Creighton Prep Principal Jim Bopp. “His experience in many areas of Catholic and Jesuit education makes him an ideal fit for the dean of students job at Prep. I also want to thank Joe Ryberg ’84 for his exceptional service in that role, and look forward to his work as our new Academic Assistant Principal, which is effective on the same date. He will be following Chris Searl ’83 in that capacity, who will move to the newly created role of Assistant Principal for Student Support Services.”

“I am truly honored by the opportunity to work with Mr. Bopp, the rest of the faculty and staff, and the students and parents of Creighton Prep,” said Mr. Brown. “Prep’s reputation for excellence is well known, and I can’t wait to get started and to help advance the mission, especially through the compassionate care of our students.”

In addition to his work at SLUH, Mr. Brown serves on the board of directors of De La Salle, Inc. in North St. Louis City and the Loyola Academy of Saint Louis, a Jesuit middle school where he previously taught social studies and was a member of the first graduating class.

Mr. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts in youth development & leadership from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, master’s degrees in nonprofit management and education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis and is pursuing his doctorate in education at Saint Louis University.

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