Dr. Kimberly M. Lowry currently serves as the director of community college leadership initiatives for the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute. Her portfolio includes the Rising Presidents Fellowship, New Presidents Fellowship, and Alumni Engagement. Dr. Lowry’s professional background includes administrative experiences across various functional areas, including advising, dual credit, veteran services, registrar, disability services, TRIO programs, and enrollment management.
She served as the vice president for instruction and student services at Lone Star College – Houston North, where she was responsible for all aspects of student services and instruction. She helped to launch the college’s first strategic enrollment management plan, eight-week term program, and faculty mentoring model.
Preceding her role at Lone Star College, she served as the associate vice chancellor of student engagement and success at Houston Community College and as associate vice president of academic affairs and student success, the executive dean of student and enrollment services, and the director of advising and assessment at Eastfield College. She has years of higher education experience spanning various institutional types, including Wilberforce University, The University of North Texas at Dallas, and Eastfield College.
As a community college scholar, her research focuses on community college choice, high-achieving African American students, and student-athletes. Finally, Dr. Lowry stays involved in numerous professional associations. She was a 2020–21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow. She served as the director of the community college division for NASPA and board member of the National Council for Instructional Administrators.
Ph.D. (Higher Education) | University of North Texas
M.S. (Counseling)| California State Long Beach
B.A. (Psychology) |California State Long Beach
Vice President for Instruction and Student Services | Lone Star College – Houston North
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Engagement and Success | Houston Community College
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success | Eastfield College
Executive Dean of Student and Enrollment Services | Eastfield College
Director of Advising and Assessment | Eastfield College