UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Bowdin to Serve as LUC Interim Director

December 14, 2021

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

Sarah Bowdin, MS, assistant vice president for academic success, is serving as the interim director of the Longview University Center (LUC).

Sherry Howard, the previous director, has taken a position as the senior executive director for non-credit training at Texas State Technical College. The university is conducting a search for the replacement.

With more than 20 years of experience at UT Tyler, Bowdin previously served as the director of admissions and assistant vice president of enrollment management.

“Sarah’s extensive experience recruiting and working with students in and around the Longview area will be beneficial in this position,” said Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP, UT Tyler president.

The LUC offers a variety of educational opportunities through its partnerships with UT Tyler and Kilgore College.

With a mission to improve educational and healthcare outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as The Health Science Center at UT Tyler). Through its alignment with The Health Science Center at UT Tyler (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.