John Brown III is Executive Director of the Windgate Charitable Foundation. He graduated from John Brown University in 1971 with a degree in Business Administration and in 1974 he received his law degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He became the third president of John Brown University in 1979 and during his tenure enrollment grew by 30% and $14 million in construction was completed. Since leaving the presidency at JBU in 1993, Brown has held various public affairs positions before being elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1995. He continues to be actively connected to JBU, occasionally teaching courses in political thought.