UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vince Lowery (Humanities, History) will be joining the academic affairs administrative team at UW-Green Bay as the director of Student Success and Engagement. Lowery’s appointment is effective April 1, 2019. He will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard.
Lowery’s duties include the oversight and development of the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, the development of academic access opportunities for underrepresented students, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Student Affairs offices such as the MESA and the Pride Center, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Enrollment Services offices such as Admissions and Advising, collaborating with CATL to expand student success and professional development opportunities, developing greater opportunities for student engagement in high impact experiences, and oversight of First-Year Seminars.
Lowery has been engaged in this work for several years, first as an instructor in the GPS and for the past year as interim director of Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program. In this role he has provided crucial leadership in student recruitment, program development, staff training and organizational management. Lowery will continue to teach First-Year Seminars and in the GPS and Peer Mentors programs.
Lowery teaches courses in African American History, U.S. Immigration History and Ethnic Studies, as well as courses on science fiction, including his popular First Year Seminar on Doctor Who. His research focuses on immigration programs in the turn-of-the-century U.S. South, and he is currently working on an article on the relationship between these programs and U.S. immigration law, research particularly relevant to current events. Lowery joined UW-Green Bay in 2009 after earning his Ph.D. in History at the University of Mississippi.