James R. Lowe Jr. was reelected to the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees during the February 2014 board meeting. Lowe previously served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1972 until 1995. He will begin his new term in May of 2014.
“We gladly welcome Mr. Lowe’s return to the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “He has achieved excellence in his profession and is a strong example of faith and service. We are confident that he will be a great asset to the University.”
Lowe graduated from Waynesburg University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies. In September of that year, he joined the IBM Corporation in Pittsburgh. Until his retirement from IBM 30 years later, Lowe was tasked with the worldwide responsibility of identifying and resolving IBM product deficiencies for five IBM media sectors.
In addition to his many honors, Lowe served as IBM’s representative on President Jimmy Carter’s National Taskforce on Ridesharing in 1979.
As the Manger of Information Systems Technology at IBM Corporate Headquarters, Lowe was invited to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in 1986 to speak to groups of IBM customers and prospective customers about IBM’s implementation of office automation.
After retiring from IBM in 1993, Lowe became project director of the Taxation and Revenue Information Management System (TRIMS). He worked on a project to develop a fourth generation language technology tax and revenue system for the state of New Mexico.
In 1999, Lowe rejoined IBM as a member of a special group of IBM retirees devoted to recruiting new employees from acquisitions and outsourcing opportunities.
A man of faith and service, Lowe has contributed to all of the communities in which he has lived. He has coached boys and girls soccer, as well as Little League baseball. In the past, Lowe has served on the Secretarial Advisory Board for The Berkeley School and the chairperson of Sacred Heard Academy Advisory Council.
He is active in his church as a past Sunday school superintendent and a junior achievement advisor at New Life Baptist Academy in Placitas, N.M., where he lived for many years.
Lowe is married to Marian (Stith) Lowe, and the two have three children and three grandchildren. They reside in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and have enjoyed travelling through Europe, the Far East, Indonesia and the South Pacific.
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