Mary Lowe Good

Dr. Mary Lowe Good, 88, the retired special adviser to the chancellor for economic development at UA Little Rock and founding dean of the university’s Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, died this morning. She had been in hospice for several weeks.

Good earned numerous accolades during her career, including the National Science Foundation’s highest award, the Vannevar Bush Award; the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Philip Hogue Ableson prize, the first woman to win the prize; and the Heinz Award.

She was made a managing member of the Fund for Arkansas’ Future angel investment fund in 2005, and was named to the 2012 STEM Leadership Hall of Fame. Good’s national positions included the chairmanship on the National Science Board (1988-1991), and she was undersecretary for technology under President Clinton.


Good, who earned a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Arkansas at age 24, also served from 2011-2016 as the chairwoman of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board during its crucial initial years when decisions were made as to its location and organization.

Funeral arrangments have not been announced.