Dr. Lowry is currently the Chancellor of Lipscomb University. As the 17th President of Lipscomb University, Lowry guided the university into a period of tremendous growth across enrollment, physical location, and financial status. He steered the university down a path where diversity and curiosity are prioritized and the integration of faithful service with academics is ingrained in students, preparing graduates to leave an impact that goes beyond the university walls, into the city of Nashville and into the world.
Before coming to Lipscomb, Lowry served on the faculty at the Pepperdine School of Law, Vermont Law School, the City University of Hong Kong, Shantou University in Beijing, Bond University in Australia, Hamline University, and the University of Modena in Italy.
Lowry has established himself as one of the nation’s leaders in the dispute resolution field, a designation he’s held for more than 20 years. After developing an innovative program at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, Lowry founded the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law. It has consecutively been named the top graduate program of its kind, consistently achieving the No. 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. In 2004, Lowry formalized his longstanding consulting and training practice into the firm now called Strategic Resolutions Group, LLC. A lawyer, mediator, author, consultant, and teacher, he has served clients across the country and the world in conflict management consulting, systems design, and training.
Lowry holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Pepperdine University, and a juris doctorate degree from Hamline University. A native of Oregon, he and his wife, Rhonda, are proud to now call Nashville and Lipscomb home. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.