Previously, he served as both the Interim President (2006) and Provost (2004-2006) of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. And earlier in his career Chancellor Gow was the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Minnesota’s Winona State University (2001-2004), as well as both the Associate Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences (1996-2001) and the Director of the Communication Studies Program (1990-2001) at Alfred University in Upstate New York. While at Alfred he was a three-time recipient of the Alfred University Excellence in Teaching Award.
Chancellor Gow received his B.A. degree in Journalism from Penn State in 1982; his M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama in 1985; and his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Penn State in 1989. He also completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 1998.