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8 October 2007
JSU Professor Dr. Lori Owens
Named Chairman of the Board
AL Higher Education Partnership

Dr. Lori Owens

Dr. Lori Owens, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Jacksonville State University, has been elected to serve as chairman of the board of the Alabama Higher Education Partnership.  Dr. Owens was elected as chairman at the Partnership’s summer conference.

The Higher Education Partnership is an advocacy organization representing students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters of Alabama’s four-year public universities.  The goal of the Partnership is to provide a common voice and an organized effort to take a stand for Alabama’s public universities. The Partnership was organized in 1997 and has grown into a strong voice for educational opportunities.

Dr. Owens remarked, “I look forward to working with Partnership Executive Director Gordon Stone in making sure that our universities receive the necessary support.  I admire the success that university presidents and other Partnership members have achieved on behalf of higher education.  I have been taking my students to Higher Education Day in Montgomery for several years, so I look forward to becoming even more involved in the process.”

To learn more about the Alabama Higher Education Partnership, visit their Website at

Dr. Lori J. Owens earned a Doctorate in Political Science and an outside minor in U.S. Constitutional History from The University of Alabama, where she also earned her Masters Degree in Political Science.  She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Jacksonville State University. 

Dr. Owens served two terms on the JSU Faculty Senate and is currently a member of the Political Relations Committee at Jacksonville State University.  She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the College Republicans, the Political Science Model Arab League Debate Team, and the Pre-Law Society.  Dr. Owens serves on the Alabama Women’s Commission and is an Academic Associate for The Atlantic Council.    

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