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academic administrator , engineering executive

Orikaye Gogo Brown-West, Nigerian, American engineering executive, academic administrator.


Brown-West, Orikaye Gogo was born on August 24, 1945 in Buguma, Rivers, Nigeria. Came to the United States, 1977. Son of Gogo Elliott and Finta (Johnson) Brown-West.


Master of Science, New York Polytechnic University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1983.


Field engineer, Shell, B.P., Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, 1973-1975;assistant head department civil planning, Shell, B.P., Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, 1975-1976;special research fellow Office of Science and Technology, United Nations, New York City, 1978-1979;associate professor, Tuskegee (Alabama) U., 1984-1988;vice president, Oriann Interests, Inc., Salisbury, Maryland., since 1986;director capital planning, U. Maryland., Princess Anne, 1988-1991;assistant vice president facilities planning and management, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, since 1992. Director Architectural Title III Tuskegee U., 1984-1988. Technical advisor Minority Business Development Center, Montgomery, Alabama, 1985-1987.

Consultant Federal Aviation Administration, Montgomery, 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Booster Alabama State Troopers Association, Montgomery, 1985-1987. Treasurer St. Bedes School Parent-Teachers Association, Montgomery, 1987-1988. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute Constructors, National Society Professional Engineers, New York Academy of Sciences, Construction Surveyors Institute Great Britain, Institute Transportation Engineers, Sigma Xi, Sigma Lambda Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: soccer, lawn and table tennis, sports.


Married Anne Prudence Medinus, April 19, 1980. Children: Diepriye, Isoboye, Abiye, Otonye, Boma, Obele, Nonye.

Gogo Elliott Brown-West

Finta (Johnson) Brown-West

Anne Prudence Medinus

Diepriye Brown-West

Isoboye Brown-West

Abiye Brown-West

Otonye Brown-West

Boma Brown-West

Obele Brown-West

Nonye Brown-West