Bow Tie Breakdown is a forum for Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart to connect with readers of The Ranger. Each edition, he sits down with The Ranger to give insight on what’s happening at AC. It’s a deeper, more exclusive look into the mind of the man behind the bow tie.
Here’s Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart’s viewpoint on National Women’s Month and comparable celebrations being important:
“They’re still important. Even though there may be progress today, they remind us of a different time when the laws and social expectations were very different than they are today.
“I think those reminders are good for us so that we won’t repeat the same mistakes we’ve made in the past. So I think they still have value.
“I think Amarillo College is an example of institutions that need to make progress and are making progress. It wasn’t until I became president that Amarillo College had its first female vice president.
“If you look at the history of Amarillo College, we’ve only had white male presidents. There’s still progress that we need to make, but we’re taking steps toward that.
“We need to continue to be thoughtful about how we physically represent the community that we’re leading.”