Friday, September 14, 2012

Mount Berry, Ga.  – Bob Lowe has been named the director of sports information and promotions at Berry College, announced Viking Athletics Director Todd Brooks.

"We are glad to welcome Bob to Berry College," Brooks said. "He has exhibited leadership in his profession, administrative skill, and creativity in his career. This is an exciting time at Berry and we believe Bob will be a great asset to our institution."

Lowe has been involved in collegiate athletics for nearly 15 years, most recently as the director of communications for the Liberty League.  Prior to the Liberty League, Lowe was hired as Greensboro College's sports information director in the fall of 1999 and served through March 2011. He provided publicity for GC's 18 intercollegiate athletic teams, and was promoted to assistant athletic director for communications in 2008.

Lowe was the driving force behind PrideNet/PrideTV, a venue offering live and archived broadcasts of Greensboro College athletic events.  He served as chairman of the CoSIDA New Media/Technology committee from 2003 to '10, and now sits as a member.  Lowe also has won two Fred Stabley "Best in the District" awards for writing.

In 2010, Lowe was selected to serve on the CoSIDA Board of directors. A college division representative from the Southeast region, Lowe was one of 16 elected board members representing the more than 2400 sports information professionals in the USA and Canada. He continues to serve on D3SIDA, an advisory board for the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

In the summer of 2002, Lowe helped form the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA). Since its inception, NCCSIA has honored more than 1200 "All State" student-athletes. Lowe served as both the organization's treasurer and past president.

A native of Whittier, Calif., Lowe received a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Diego State University. He was the sports information director at Santa Ana (Calif.) College for two years prior to arriving in Greensboro.
"I am very excited to join the Berry College team," said Lowe. "I relish the chance to return to an NCAA Division III campus. I was greatly impressed with the people, facilities, and atmosphere at Berry. It is a special and unique place, and I can't wait to get started!"

Lowe and his wife, Kim, have a teenage daughter, Brinley. A member of the SDSU Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Lowe is a certified college men's lacrosse official. He is also a dedicated fan of Bruce Springsteen.

About Berry College

Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry College ( ) is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 1,850 students offering exceptional undergraduate degrees. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation's premiere on-campus work experience programs. More than 90 percent of Berry students take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.

Berry athletics ( is a member of the Southern Athletic Association, which is a new league celebrating its first year. Other members of the NCAA Division III league are Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama; Centre College in Kentucky; Hendrix College in Arkansas; Millsaps College in Mississippi; Oglethorpe University in Georgia; and Rhodes College and Sewanee in Tennessee. Berry is in its fourth and final year as a probationary NCAA Division III member. The Vikings offer 20 sports, and will sponsor intercollegiate football in 2013.