More than 75 leaders from Troy University alumni chapters heard received updates from University officials and heard from new Alumni Association President Doug Mims during the Alumni Association’s annual Chapter Leadership Conference in February.
Chapter leaders gathered on Feb. 18 for a browse session of Troy University vendors before enjoying a cookout at Riddle-Pace Field prior to the Trojans opening season baseball game against High Point University.
Activities continued on Saturday, Feb. 19 with welcoming comments from Mims and Alumni Affairs Director Faith Ward, followed by an athletics facilities update from Chuck Carson, major gifts officer for TROY athletics.
Dr. Jean Laliberte, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, offered participants an update on the University’s Capital Campaign .
The gathering also heard comments from Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. on the state of Troy University, and enjoyed a lunch presentation by Steve Dennis, director of athletics.
Members of the Trojan Warriors Council joined the gathering for lunch. The Council’s mission is to provide a meaningful experience, through educational and capital support, for all of Troy University’s student-athletes in competition, the classroom and the community, and to identify, recruit, cultivate and steward alumni and friends so that the foundation of support for the athletics department continues to expand.
The afternoon session of the conference featured a strategic planning session led by Dr. John R. Dew, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration.
The event concluded with a reception and silent auction at the Alumni House and participants had their choice of attending Trojan baseball or basketball games.
Each participant also received a photo commemorating the Trojans’ R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl win over Ohio signed by head football Coach Larry Blakeney.
“We feel like these chapter leaders received a lot of good information about the activities, projects and ongoing efforts of the University,” Ward said. “The strategic planning session was particularly interesting for our participants. It provided them with valuable insight into the University’s strategic plan so that they are better able to tailor their own activities to work in concert for the betterment of TROY.”