The Board of Regents gave Dr. Russell Lowrey-Hart final approval tonight.
Regents didn't have to look long or very far to find a replacement for Dr. Paul Mattney. Lowery-Hart has served as a vice-president at Amarillo College the past four years.
Tonight's unanimous vote was procedural. Regents named Lowery-Hart as the sole finalist on July 23, but state law requires a minimum wait of 21 days before taking a final vote.
Lowery-Hart received his bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University, a master’s from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University.
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