School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University Names Its Next Dean

Mira Lowe was selected as the next dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University. She will begin her new job on October 22.

Lowe, a veteran journalist and editor, has been assistant dean for student experiences at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications since 2019. She has been director of the university’s  Innovation News Center, one of the largest student-powered newsrooms in the country, since 2017.

Before entering academia, Lowe enjoyed a successful career as a professional journalist. She was an editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta for five years after leaving her post as editor-in-chief of JET magazine. She also held a senior managerial role at Ebony magazine after working at Newsday in New York for 18 years.

“I’m super excited to be joining FAMU, a leading institution of higher learning in the state and a beacon among historically Black universities around the country. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to build upon its legacy of scholarship, professional preparation, and cultural pride,” Lowe said. “Being SJGC dean is a chance of a lifetime to help expand its record of achievement and to play a proud part in this HBCU moment.”

A native of New York, Lowe earned a bachelor’s degree in radio and television at Brooklyn College. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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