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Lowery-Hart Nears Three Years As Amarillo College President

Russell Lowery-Hart is nearing three years at the helm of Amarillo's community college.

Lowery-Hart was named the sole finalist for the position of Amarillo College president in late July of 2014 and was formally appointed by the college's board of regents on August 26, 2014. Lowery-Hart was chosen to replace the retired Dr. Paul Matney.

Following the board's decision to hire Lowery-Hart, then-board president Donald Nicholson wrote in a statement: "We’re fortunate and proud to have Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart as our president."

Dr. Lowery-Hart posted to Facebook this morning detailing his experience as the school's president for three years.

"We've face mighty difficulties and innovated and loved our way through them," Lowery-Hart wrote, "I have never been so proud of our colleagues working at AC as I am watching the magic they are creating at the moment."

Lowery-Hart is currently serving as the 14th president of Amarillo College.

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