Hampton University Announces Dr. Calvin Lowe’s Appointment to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority

Hampton, Va. (March 21, 2024) – Hampton University is proud to announce that Calvin Lowe, Ph.D., distinguished professor at the School of Science, has been appointed to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA) by Governor Glen Youngkin.

In recognition of his exemplary contributions to the field of nuclear science and technology, Lowe’s appointment underscores his commitment to advancing research and innovation in the realm of nuclear energy. 

As a seasoned academician, Lowe brings a wealth of expertise to VNECA, where he will play a crucial role in shaping the future of nuclear energy initiatives in the Commonwealth. His extensive research background and dedication to educational excellence align seamlessly with the goals of the consortium. 

“We are delighted to see Dr. Lowe’s expertise being recognized at a state level,” said Hampton U. President Darrell K. Williams. “His appointment to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority is a testament to his outstanding contributions to the field.”

The Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority serves as a vital platform for collaboration between academic institutions, industry leaders, and government entities, working collectively to promote and advance nuclear energy technologies. 

Lowe’s appointment reaffirms Hampton University’s commitment to fostering partnerships that drive innovation and contribute to the sustainable energy future of the Commonwealth. 


Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been the Standard of Excellence in higher education for over 150 years. Rich in history and tradition, Hampton University is recognized as one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world, and recently named the top private university in Virginia. Hampton provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs. HU is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. www.hamptonu.edu

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