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Brown to step down as Kalamazoo Promise Executive Director


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Dr. Janice Brown has announced that she will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Promise and turning over the operation to Bob Jorth and new hire Von Washington Jr.

Dr. Brown will join the Kalamazoo Promise Board and serve as Executive Emeritus, focusing on vision, strategy and development.  Jorth will become the new Executive Director, continuing to manage the day to day operations, and be the primary contact for students and parents.

Washington’s role will be to explore the Kalamazoo Promise as a catalyst for community development and coordinating community efforts that support the unique scholarship program.  Washington is the former principal at Kalamazoo Central and most recently, he has been with South West Michigan first, working with businesses in St. Joseph County.