SFA Story: The History of Stephen F. Austin State University


Dr. Donald Bowen, President 1990-91

Dr. Donald Bowen

Dr. Donald E. Bowen was elected fifth president of SFA on March 26, 1990, and began work on July 16. A native of the Fort Worth area, Bowen earned degrees from Texas Christian University before receiving his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966. The former vice president for academic affairs at Southwest Missouri State University, Bowen served as SFA president until Dec. 14, 1991. He continued his SFA tenure as a professor of physics.