Lunch and Learn
lunch & learn
The second Wednesday of every month, Lunch & Learn at the WT Enterprise Center features local entrepreneurs and thought leaders sharing their stories of success, latest trends, personal development and more! Lunch & Learn provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with peers, community leaders and service providers. Advanced online registration is required as it is a sellout event every month!
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart,
President of Amarillo College
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart joined the AC administration in 2010 following a dozen years as a member of the faculty and administration at West Texas A&M University, an alma mater where he had risen to associate provost for academic affairs.
A product of Slaton, Texas, Lowery-Hart completed his bachelor’s degree in speech communication at WTAMU in 1991. He went on to obtain a master’s degree in communication studies in 1993 from Texas Tech University and a doctoral degree in gender and diversity in communication in 1996 from Ohio University.In just four years as vice president of academic affairs at AC, Lowery-Hart spearheaded or helped facilitate a number of important initiatives that led to his being named the 2014 recipient of the National Academic Leader of the Year Award by the National Council of Instructional Administrators.
However, the extent of Lowery-Hart’s academic leadership extends well beyond Amarillo College-from his presidency of the Panhandle Twenty/20 consortium for the Top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle, to his past chairmanship of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee.
He and his wife, Tara, have three children.
Join us for August Lunch & Learn, where Dr. Lowery-Hart will give an update on Amarillo College, share some of their initiatives and how they are preparing students for the workforce!