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Dr. A. Wayne Lowen
Dr. Lowen began his career with Kansas Wesleyan University in July 2010 as Executive Vice-President and Provost.In June, 2012, Dr. Lowen was appointed Interim President, while also continuing to serve as Provost.He comes to Kansas Wesleyan following a long career in Higher Education, most recently at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri, where he was Director of Planned Giving and CFO.He served as the President of Florida Christian College for fourteen years, following a tenure of fourteen years as faculty member and Academic Dean at Central Christian College in Moberly, Missouri.Dr. Lowen has extensive teaching experience Internationally, having taught leadership courses nearly every year since 1992 in Myanmar, as well as teaching in Cambodia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines.
Dr. Lowen earned his BA and MA from Cincinnati Christian University, and his Ph.D. in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Missouri.He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, and on numerous accreditation teams for both ABHE and SACS.
Dr. Lowen has extensive community involvement in his background, having served as Deputy Mayor in Fulton, Missouri prior to his move to Kansas.He has been President of two Rotary clubs, and served as Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6080.Immediately before joining KWU, Dr. Lowen traveled to Kibungo, Rwanda, to visit a new Women and Children’s Clinic.Dr Lowen was chair of the fundraising committee that provided $100,000 to construct the clinic.He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Kansas Wesleyan Liberian Fund, which raised funds to construct a school and provide transportation for medical clinics in Liberia.