Donald R. Bowman, Ed. D.


Commencing January 2023, Dr. Donald R. Bowman continues his journey in higher education as lead consultant for The Patterson Foundation's Advancing Philanthropic Leadership (APL) initiative. In collaboration with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the APL initiative provides an innovative model that develops a network of future philanthropic leaders.

Dr. Bowman's career spans over forty-four years in both the private and public sectors of higher education as well as in community college and university settings. His leadership roles have focused on student enrollment and development. He has demonstrated the ability to unite teams in an environment of collaboration to bring about change and innovation in State University of New York (SUNY) and State College of Florida institutions, including his former role as Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Services at the State College of Florida.

Dr. Bowman's community service has spanned the areas of K-12 advisory and strategic planning initiatives; membership on distinctly different executive boards; volunteering for non-profit organizations such as Tidewell Hospice; and facilitating the leadership of lay church groups.

He earned a Baccalaureate degree from Hartwick College in Sociology, with a minor in Music; a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta; and a Doctorate in Higher Education (Student Development emphasis) from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bowman, his "renaissance" wife Robin, and their two daughters moved to Florida in 1995…never looking back to the infamous New York snowstorms!

To contact Dr. Donald R. Bowman: dbowmantpf@gmail.com

Join Donald on Twitter: @DonBowman_tpf


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