Dr. Jose Lowe

Educational Opportunity Fund Director

Jose Manuel Lowe
Building J, Room 8
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: He/Him
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Country of Origin/Citizenship/Nationality: Panama

Educational Background

  • M.A., Counseling, Kean University
  • B.A., English/Secondary Education, New Jersey City University


  • ECornell Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Mental Health First Aid


Jose oversees the Educational Opportunity Fund program. He manages the program's day-to-day operations and manages the work of the EOF academic advisors. He also meets with students, families, and community members to highlight the advantages of attending Hudson County Community College and participating in the EOF program.

Dr. Jose Lowe has worked with educational support programs for the past 26 years. He began his work at New Jersey City University as the first academic advisor in the Student Support Services program. Jose learned to navigate the higher education maze as a first-generation college student with the help of counselors and academic advisors. These experts had a great influence on his role as a counselor and manager. Jose is grateful to his HCCC EOF family for their years of dedicated service. Jose values the EOF stamp on education and the impact that it has on the lives of HCCC students.

Hobbies/Interests: Jose enjoys reading and writing. He also enjoys riding his bicycle.
Favorite Quote:
“Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.”― Abe Gubegna