The Honorable Stephen T. Brown, a 1968 graduate of FSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, is a retired federal judge. He attended law school at the University of Miami while teaching at Dade County Public Schools.
Judge Brown served 21 years on the federal bench before his retirement and was Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to that, he was a law firm partner and admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, Trial Bar for the Southern District of Florida and the Florida Supreme Court.
A former Seminole Boosters board member, he also served on the FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors several years ago, before his most recent appointment to the board by former FSU Board of Trustees Chair Allan Bense on June 22, 2013. He is also a current board member of the Leadership Council of the FSU College of Arts and Sciences. His wife, Yvonne, serves on several FSU boards.
Although he is officially retired, Judge Brown is an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law. He continues to take an active role in FSU and to help get fellow alumni involved.