Dawn Silvia Appointed Executive Assistant in the Office of the University Librarian

Dawn Silvia

The Library is pleased to announce the hire of Dawn Silvia, currently in the Office of the President, as Executive Assistant in the Office of the University Librarian. Dawn’s first day at the Library will be March 21.

Dawn brings to this role extensive experience supporting senior leaders across multiple industries. She joined Brown University 19 years ago, first working at the Warren Alpert Medical School with the Director of the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence-based Healthcare, then later serving as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Provost. For the past 16 years she has worked as Correspondence Specialist in the Office of the President, a position which required her to work with numerous administrative and academic departments and stay informed about a wide range of University policies and initiatives in order to correspond with faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni.  

Before joining Brown, Dawn served as an executive assistant to senior executives, presidents and CEO’s of major corporations including Duro Industries, Fram Corporation, Siebe Control Systems, and The Clorox Company. She was also a court stenographer in California and Rhode Island.

Dawn will provide direct support to both Joseph S. Meisel, Joukowsky Family University Librarian, and Nora Dimmock, Deputy University Librarian, and will help coordinate Library executive administration more generally. She writes that she is “a team player who takes proactive measures to anticipate the needs of the department and ensure a smooth office workflow.” Her vast experience and strong administrative, communication, and organizational skills have positioned her well to serve in this critical executive support role.