Appointments, Faculty and Staff, Students

Lowery Appointed Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment and Engagement 

Effective July 20B. Lamont Lowery, MAbegan his appointment as assistant dean for student recruitment and engagement with the UNC Adams School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions and Student Life.  

Lowery will work closely with Jonathan Reside, DDS, MS, assistant dean for admissions, as the public face of the school for prospective students. He will be responsible for developing and facilitating programs and services to build an inclusive campus, to support the efforts for recruiting, retaining and graduating diverse students, and to educate, improve awareness, respect, and appreciation for diversity to contribute to a positive campus climate. Lowery will also manage and maintain ongoing recruitment and enrollment efforts and help to foster an inclusive community that attracts and supports diversity in many forms. 

“We are really excited to have Lamont join the Admissions and Student Life team,” said Vice Dean for Education, Ed Swift, DMD, MS. “He is highly regarded for his work with recruitment and admissions of students at our sister institution, the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. From his work there, many of our students already know him and were thrilled to learn that he was coming to the Adams School of Dentistry.” 

Lowery earned his master’s in communication health and a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations, with a minor in business administration, both from East Carolina University. He also received his associate degree in Medical Photography from Randolph Community College. 

“I am excited about the opportunity to build upon the successes of the Adams School of Dentistry and to nurture the culture that provides pathways for future leaders that will embrace our Mission, Vision and Values,” said Lowery. 

Prior to joining the Adams School of Dentistry, he served as the first director of admissions at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, a position he held for more than 10 years. While there he was instrumental in enrolling talented students and developing opportunities for students across North Carolina to attend dental school.