John Lowry is senior vice president for advancement. As such, he oversees the university’s fundraising activity as well as alumni, community and governmental relations. Lowry is also the founder of Spark, Lipscomb’s technology-rich, off-campus learning and community/corporate executive education facilities downtown and in Cool Springs. Lowry has a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree from Abilene Christian University. He also has completed graduate work in dispute resolution at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and in public policy at California State University, Sacramento.