Executive Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Charles Lowman graduated from UNC Charlotte and the University Honors Program (UHP) with a B.A. in Communication Studies in 2003. During his time at UNC Charlotte, Mr. Lowman had many leadership roles (such as being a Resident Advisor and an Events Coordinator) which he believes inspired him to pursue a career in higher education. He obtained his first master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2005 and held a number of progressively responsible positions in student affairs over the following decade. He completed his second master’s degree, an MBA, and in late 2015, relocated to Miami FL and was hired as the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He was promoted to Executive Director this past August.
Now, Mr. Lowman serves as the chief student affairs officer for graduate students at the School of Medicine. He is responsible for numerous duties such as: overseeing enrollment management, financial aid, marketing, career development, and co-curricular initiatives. He also maintains executive level support to the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and provides leadership for new initiatives.
Mr. Lowman believes UHP had a tremendously positive impact on his college experience. “I was a bright student but, as a first generation college student, I would have had virtually no idea what I was doing without the support I received. Living in the Honors living-learning community gave me a network of high-achieving peers who taught me to be successful in a college environment and access to the institution’s best faculty who inspired and challenged my thinking.” Mr. Lowman states that since working at some of the nation’s best universities, he knows he received a world-class undergraduate education through the UNC Charlotte University Honors Program.