Aug. 18, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss Athletics Department has hired Patrick Lowery as Assistant Director of Digital Marketing and Creative Services and Chris Condit as Assistant Athletics Director for Tickets.
Lowery comes to Southern Miss after serving as the social media and web specialist at Forrest General Hospital. While at FGH, Lowery managed all social media accounts and websites for the Forrest Health System, while providing creative content for promotions, campaigns and social media engagement.
At the same time, Lowery served as Graphic Designer and Photographer for his own company, Patrick Lowery Creative, LLC, providing freelance photographs or GulfLive.com, AL. com and PineBeltSports.com.
He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Miss in 2008.
Condit served the last two years as the Associate Director of Ticket Operations at Cincinnati, where he handled all aspects of ticketing or men's basketball. He supervised all game day activities for men's basketball, volleyball and track & field as well as helping to supervise game day activities for football.
Prior to his time at Cincinnati, Condit spent three years in the ticket office at Auburn. He served as the Director of Student Ticketing Operations during his last year at Auburn, where he supervised all student ticket related activities for football as well as game-day ticketing activities for men's and women's basketball, baseball, and gymnastics. He was responsible for financial reconciliation of different athletic seasons and utilized the Paciolan ticketing system to build a data base of previous season ticketing information and process current season tickets.
As the coordinator for event ticketing at Auburn from 2008-2011, Condit supervised all game-day ticketing activities for men's and women's basketball, baseball and gymnastics. He hired and managed student event workers and developed ticket sales spreadsheets for all of Auburn's ticketed sports. He also took part in strategic planning for ticket sales to the new Auburn Arena.
Prior to his time at Auburn, Condit interned in the ticket offices at Oklahoma State (2007-08), Louisville (2007) and Bowling Green State (2006). He earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from Bowling Green State in 2007.