Two new trustees named to Troy University board

Posted: Friday, 08 May 2009

TROY – Two TROY alumni have been named to the University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Bob Riley.

Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Brig. Gen. Ed Crowell of Pike Road and Karen Carter of Birmingham were selected by Gov. Riley and approved by the Alabama Senate. In addition, three current members – Lamar Higgins, Gerald Dial and John Harrison – were reappointed to the Board.

“We are pleased to welcome Gen. Crowell and Mrs. Carter to our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., TROY chancellor. “As alumni, both have served as wonderful ambassadors of Troy University and we look forward to the leadership they will provide as trustees.”

Gen. Crowell, who earned a Master of Business Administration degree from TROY in 2001, retired in February after 35 years of service. Since 2005, he had served as the mobilization assistant to the commander, Air University, Air Education and Train Command, Maxwell Air Force Base. He has served a number of short tours of active duty in the Air Force Reserve Command while maintaining civilian employment.

In civilian life, Gen. Crowell is senior vice president of Miltope Corp., a major defense contractor. He is responsible for all human resources, computer information systems, facilities, safety and security matters companywide.

Carter, a 1973 TROY graduate, is vice president-agency with State Farm. The Birmingham resident who joined State Farm in 1987 previously served as director of life marketing and life strategies team leader at State Farm’s corporate headquarters.

Carter is a member of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, the Business Council of Alabama board and the Troy University Foundation Board. She and her husband Richard, have three children.