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Dr. Melvin A. Lowe III.
B.S. ‘99, M.Ed.‘01, Ed.S.‘09
Melvin Lowe

Melvin Lowe

With more than a decade of experience in the education field, Dr. Melvin Lowe III knows firsthand that hard work and a solid academic foundation can lead to a successful and fulfilling career.

Born into a family of educators, he was encouraged at an early age to attend college. When the time came, he decided to attend Alabama State University.

“In my family, we were encouraged and positioned to attend college. This was not a choice; it was a vital mandate in the Lowe household. My grandparents were teacher education graduates of Alabama State Teacher’s College,” Lowe said. “I chose ASU for many reasons, mostly for its programs and its legacy of producing quality educators.”

Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from ASU in 1999, a master’s degree in education administration and supervision in 2001 and an educational specialist degree in education administration in 2009. He also earned a doctoral degree in education leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2012.

Currently, Lowe is the district education coordinator for Career and Technical Education Programs in the Macon County Public School System. He also is the Workforce Development Improvement Act administrator for Macon County.

Some of Lowe’s responsibilities include supervising and evaluating career and technical education programs and staff, grant writing, consulting, supervising and negotiating construction and making program and personnel recommendations to the superintendent of education.

Lowe has worked in the Macon County Public School System since 2007 and has held other positions that include gifted specialist, assistant principal for curriculum and instruction, and school improvement specialist for K-12 academic improvement programs. He also has worked in the Montgomery and Bullock County Public School Systems.

Lowe credits ASU with teaching him life lessons and offering invaluable experiences that helped prepare him for a career as an educator and administrator.

“Alabama State University allowed me to develop a greater appreciation for an advanced education, self discovery in terms of one’s true performance abilities, and mostly patience with the gift of endurance,” Lowe said.

While attending ASU, Lowe was involved in the Student Government Association, Student Activities Office, Office of Student Publications and Student Alabama Education Association. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

As a member of his local alumni chapter and a proud annual contributor to the University, Lowe is actively involved with his alma mater. He also has written numerous grants that send high school students to ASU for various events throughout the school year.

Lowe said he is “elated” about the transformation of ASU’s physical campus, as well as the new academic programs the University has introduced.

“I will have to say from my first entering ASU in May of 1991, the school has been on the move ever since. The latest addition of the stadium is just stellar,” Lowe said. “The constant development of new programs is remarkable; this is the only way we will remain on the cutting edge of global readiness.”

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