Lubbock Christian University

Office of the President — Scott McDowell

President Scott McDowell

Dr. Scott McDowell became the seventh president of Lubbock Christian University on April 1, 2020, following a national search by the Board of Trustees. McDowell has a distinguished 30-year career in Christian higher education. He came to LCU from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas where he served as Vice President for Student Life. Prior to joining ACU’s administration, he was the Senior Vice President for Student Life at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

As an executive cabinet member for ACU and Lipscomb, McDowell increased revenue sources, oversaw multimillion-dollar construction projects, created innovative strategies for student retention, assisted in creating new academic degree offerings, as well as built and led highly successful teams. His academic experience also includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in theology and leadership. An accomplished public speaker, McDowell has presented on leadership, faith, and higher education at a number of prestigious events, summits, and conferences, including the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars Conference and the Baylor Leadership Summit.

He has been married to Kay (Owen) for over 33 years. Kay, who has experienced a successful career in PR, serves as President of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, a nationally recognized chamber of commerce. They have three sons—Alec, an engineer in Atlanta, Georgia; Cade, a LCU graduate attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine; and Cole, a former college football player and current graduate assistant for the Tennessee State University football team.

Contact the President's Office

Executive Offices

F.W. Mattox Administration Building
Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407

Ph: 806.720.7125
Fax: 806.720.7128