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Russell Lowery-Hart
Russell Lowery-Hart

Russell Lowery-Hart

Austin Community College

Austin, TX USA

"Go see the world when you’re young enough and brave enough to do it."

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Russell's work combines: Education, Business, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life


I provide leadership for a community college and advocate for student success.


Day In The Life Of A Community College Chancellor

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    West Texas A&M University

  • Graduate Degree

    Communication Studies

    Texas Tech University

  • Doctorate


    Ohio University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I grew up in a very rural part of Texas, where I spent time cowboying and rodeoing.

  • 2.

    I accepted that I needed to go to a university straight out of high school—at the time, I didn’t really realize that other post-secondary options were available.

  • 3.

    It wasn’t until I left home that I really started discovering myself—I found that education was the path to that as I met people with all different kinds of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideologies.

  • 4.

    I earned my bachelor’s degree in communications, a master’s degree in communication studies, and a doctorate in interpersonal communication.

  • 5.

    It was the educators I met along my journey that really inspired me to want to work in education as well and pay forward the influence and impact that great educators had on me.

  • 6.

    I then built my career in higher education.

  • 7.

    I spent 10 years as president of Amarillo College and then transitioned to my current position as chancellor of Austin Community College.