Lucille Murray Brown began her career in 1954 at Luther Jackson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. Three years later, she started her 38-year career with Richmond Public Schools as a teacher at Armstrong High School. During her tenure, she served as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.
Dr. Brown received her BS from Virginia Union University and her master's degree from Howard University. She also completed additional graduate studies at the University of Virginia, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia State University. In 1995, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from both Virginia State University and the University of Richmond.
Her professional organizations include the following: the American Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
Dr. Brown's community service is highlighted by membership on a number of boards, including those for: Virginia Union University, Garland Avenue Baptist Church, Consolidated Bank and Trust, Junior Achievement of Virginia, Virginia Heroes Foundation, Black History Museum and Cultural Arts Center, and the Richmond Urban League.