Troy University announces several administrative changes

Posted: Monday, 27 September 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will make several changes to its administrative structure beginning Oct. 1, including the promotion of one administrator to a senior-level position, according to Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.

Dr. John Dew will be appointed as senior vice chancellor of the Division of Student Services and Administration, succeeding Dr. Richard Federinko, who has announced his retirement. Dr. Dew joined Troy University in 2007 as associate vice chancellor for research, planning and effectiveness.

Dr. Dew will continue to supervise the Office of Research, Planning and Effectiveness and will assume leadership of the Office of Student Services, which oversees housing and residence life, student counseling, career services, intramural sports, student organizations and University Police. Herb Reeves, dean of student services, will continue in his day-to-day leadership role of student services functions.

Prior to entering the academic world, Dr. Dew spent 23 years with Lockheed Martin as a quality and training manager. He served as a corporate ethics trainer, managed executive development programs for the company’s Oak Ridge operations and facilitated company-wide projects dealing with performance improvement. Dr. Dew received his doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee, his master’s of arts degree in American history from Murray State University and his bachelor of arts degree from Kentucky Wesleyan.

“Troy University is dedicated to practicing good stewardship and these changes will make us a more effective while saving more than $100,000 per year,” Chancellor Hawkins said. “Dr. Dew is an outstanding administrator and he will provide strong leadership for this division.”

Other administrative changes announced by Chancellor Hawkins include:

  • Moving the office of enrollment management from the Division of Student Services to the Division of Advancement and External Relations in order to more closely link student recruitment to the University’s overall marketing effort.

  • Moving the Office of Financial Aid from the Division of Student Services to the Division of Finance and Business Affairs.

  • Transferring the Office of Legal Services to the Division of Finance and Business Affairs.

  • Moving the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System from the Division of Student Services to the Academic Division.