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Inauguration of the Seventh President of LCU

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 27-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 of 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.

McDowell received his bachelor’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee and his Master of Arts in Religion from Lipscomb University. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He has been married to Kay (Owen) for 30 years. Kay, a seasoned PR professional, is Chief Brand Officer at Mitchell Communications. They have three sons—Alec, a project engineer for Swisslog in Nashville; Cade, a student at LCU and member of the men’s basketball team; and Cole, who attends Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky as a member of the football team.

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Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 27

24-Hours of Prayer

6:30 p.m.

Start of 24-Hours of Prayer to pray for every student, faculty, and staff member by name.


Monday, Sept. 28

Chapel - AMA with Scott McDowell

10 a.m.
McDonald Moody Auditorium

Students will submit "ask me anything" questions to be answered by President McDowell.

Students, follow your Monday or Tuesday chapel assignment only.

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.

Celebration of Scholarship Faculty Luncheon

11:30 a.m.
Baker Conference Center 

*Open only to LCU faculty; RSVP required by September 21, 2020.

  • 11:30 a.m. - Poster Preview
  • 12 noon – Lunch served

Keynote: "The Christ-Centered Classroom"
Presenter: Dr. Kent Gallaher
Lipscomb University Director, Biomolecular Science Graduate Program and Academic Chair, Biology

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.

LCU Family Dinner

6:30 p.m.
Rhodes-Perrin Recreational Center

*Open only to LCU faculty and staff along with their 1 guest; RSVP required by September 21, 2020.

Conclusion of 24-Hours of Prayer where every student, faculty and staff member were prayed for by name.

Celebrate the newest chapter in LCU history with colleagues as service year awardees are honored and an inspiring charge is delivered.

Keynote: "A Christ-Centered Calling"
Presenter: Dr. Joe Womack
President, Bushnell University
Eugene, Oregon

Social distancing measures will be taken and masks required to attend this event.


Tuesday, Sept 29

Community Church Leaders Breakfast

7:30 a.m.
Baker Conference Center, LCU Campus

*Invitation event; RSVP required by Septmeber 21, 2020

Keynote: "Igniting a City"
Presenter: Pastor Dave Clayton
Nashville’s Ethos Church

In 2019, Pastor Clayton initiated getting 400 churches to come together to pray for every single resident of the city, and the initiative grew even bigger in 2020. It is not about any one church or denomination, but about partnering together in prayer and fasting, igniting a move of God's Spirit that has transformed lives across the region.

Social distancing measures will be taken and masks required to attend this event.

Chapel - AMA with Kay McDowell

10 a.m.
McDonald Moody Auditorium

Students will submit "ask me anything" questions to be answered by First Lady Kay McDowell.

Students, follow your Monday or Tuesday chapel assignment only.

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.

Art Show Reception

5:30-7:00 p.m.
Diana Ling Center for Academic Achievement Art Galleries

Exhibits on display across campus:

  • CAA Gallery 1 – Kelli Reyna
  • CAA Gallery 2 – Jami White-Henderson
  • Art Studio – Ronelle Howell
  • SUB – Studio Course Exhibits by Students
  • Library – Spring Successes: Painting I, II and III and Drawing II

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.

Presidential Concert

7:30 p.m.
McDonald Moody Auditorium 

The LCU Division of Music is proud to honor our new President with an evening of music performed by LCU students. The concert will include performances by all vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as soloists, such as student Lauren Camp on harp, and songs performed by students Sean Wilborn and Madison Simpson. Please join us in this musical celebration. 

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.


Wednesday, Sept. 30

Inter-Club Council Devotional

9 p.m.
Student Union Building, LCU campus

Join students at their weekly gathering to hear President Scott McDowell as the featured speaker.

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.


Thursday, Oct. 1

Investiture

10 a.m.
Rip Griffin Center

Investiture of the seventh President of Lubbock Christian University, Scott McDowell, Ed. D.

Investiture ceremony will be livestreamed.

Inaugural Address: "Every Thought Captive: Discerning the Good, the True, and the Beautiful"
Speaker: Dr. David Young, Senior Minister at North Boulevard Church of Christ, Murfreesboro, TN

Response: President Scott McDowell
"Undivided: A Holistic Approach to the Good Life"

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.

Guest Delegate Lunch

11:45 a.m.
Bozeman Room - Baker Conference Center
If you are a visiting delegate, we cordially invite you to join LCU executives and academic officers for lunch. 

Social distancing measures will be taken, and masks required to attend event.


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