Troy University partners with Sub-Saharan African university

Posted: Friday, 03 April 2009

TROY, ALA. – Troy University’s Global Campus has been awarded the United States Pacific Command Educational Services Contract by the United States Air Force.

Under the PACOM contract, the University will provide its Masters of Science in International Relations Program at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, Misawa Air Base in Japan, and the Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea. It will be coordinated by the University’s Pacific Region, headquartered at Kadena Air Base.

“It is certainly wonderful that we will continue our presence and opportunity to serve the military in the Pacific Command under this contract,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of Global Campus. “I think this contract well represents Troy University’s sincere commitment in serving the U.S. military stationed in the Pacific Command.”

The contract, which begins with the academic year 2009-2010 with five option years to follow, was approved by PACOM at its Hickam Air Force Base headquarters in Hawaii on Friday and effectively extends TROY’s involvement in the Pacific Command, where it has provided graduate-level courses to military students in the Asian/Pacific region for more than 18 years. The University’s current educational services contract has been in place since 2003.

Troy University, a public institution of higher education with nearly 30,000 students headquartered in Troy, Alabama, operates four campuses in Alabama and more than 60 sites around the world. Long a leader in distance education, its eCampus provides on-line undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Its affiliation with the military began in 1950 by offering courses to soldiers stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama.