James Lowe
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Dr. James Lowe, Jr., was appointed president of Bishop State Community College in 2008 by the Alabama State Board of Education.

A native of Phenix City, Alabama, he has experience as a teacher, head football coach, athletic director, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Lowe also served as an administrator with the Alabama State Department of Education prior to his employment with the Alabama Community College System.

In the Alabama Community College System, Dr. Lowe has served as Vice Chancellor of Instructional and Student Services and Vice Chancellor of College Operations in the Department of Postsecondary Education. In September 2003, he served as Interim President of Northwest-Shoals Community College, in January 2004, he served as Interim Dean of Academic Instruction at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, and in August 2007, he was named Interim President of Bishop State Community College.

Dr. Lowe is a graduate of South Girard High School in Phenix City. He received a scholarship to Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education. He later earned a master's degree in physical education and administration from The American University in Washington, D.C., an Educational Specialist degree in administrative supervision from Troy State University, and a doctorate in educational administration from San Francisco Technical University.

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