Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Jamerson Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Responsibilities: As senior associate athletics director of student-athlete development, Gilbert-Lowry is responsible for supervision and oversight of the Office of Student-Athlete Development and primarily oversees career development programming for all Hokie student athletes. In addition, she is responsible for coordination and implementation of the HOKIE L.E.A.D. summer internship program, diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as summer and winter session, and exhausted eligibility athletics aid requests. Gilbert-Lowry also serves as sport supervisor for the women’s soccer program and serves as departmental liaison to Career Services and Student Conduct.
Joined VT Athletics Staff: 2008
At Virginia Tech:Gilbert-Lowry began her career at Virginia Tech as the Assistant Athletics Director for Student Life where her duties included developing programs geared to enhance student-athletes’ personal growth, leadership and character development, professional development and community outreach endeavors. She has also been responsible for working with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, nominating student-athletes for conference and national academic awards, and planning the annual Athletics Director Honors Breakfast and Gobblers Awards.
Prior to Virginia Tech: Before joining the Hokies, Gilbert-Lowry served as the compliance coordinator and CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinator at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In 2005, she was also the coordinator of athletic academic services. Prior to NSU, Gilbert-Lowry served as an academic advisor at the University of Central Florida.
Education: Northern Illinois University, 2001 (psychology), Ball State University, 2004 (master’s in sport and exercise psychology and a minor in counseling).
Of Note:Gilbert-Lowry was a four-year letter winner at Northern Illinois, where she was a member of the women’s gymnastics team. She was named the MVP her senior season. She currently represents Virginia Tech as a member of the ACC Women’s Soccer and Student-Athlete Welfare committees.
Personal: A native of Orlando, Fla., Gilbert-Lowry currently lives in Christiansburg with her husband, Spencer, and their daughters, Brooklyn and Harlow.