George R. Lowery, Grad ’80
George Lowery says he learned to stretch himself while pursuing his master’s degree at Marquette.
“My experience at Marquette was transformative because it influenced what I pursued and achieved later in my academic and professional career,” he says. “It certainly increased my aspirations.”
George is a professor in secondary education at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, which he joined in 1997 as dean of the college of education. He served as dean until June 2006.
Before joining Roosevelt, George served in several administrative positions at the University of Detroit-Mercy. These included vice president for nontraditional students, dean of professional studies, vice president for student development and enrollment management, vice president for multicultural affairs, and dean of the colleges of education and human Services.
George was director of academic opportunity and academic program officer at the Board of Regents of Higher Education in Massachusetts. He also developed leadership programs for Harvard University’s Principals Center.
George received a distinguished service record as a guest and visiting lecturer around the country and as a consultant to the Michigan State Board of Education, Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs, Michigan’s Department of Education, Harvard University’s Assessment Institute, the Massachusetts Area Health Education Centers and the New England Regional College Board.