TROY—Troy University has named Dr. Earl Ingram Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs effective May 1, according to Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.
Chancellor Hawkins said Dr. Ingram was chosen following a nationwide search conducted by a university committee of faculty, deans and senior administrators. Dr. Ingram, who joined the Troy University business faculty in 1987, serves as Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, the division that oversees all Troy University locations outside Alabama as well as eTROY, the University’s distance-learning operation.
“Dr. Ingram has served TROY as a faculty member, business dean and Vice Chancellor, so he is grounded thoroughly in our mission and culture,” Chancellor Hawkins said. “He is the right choice to lead our academic division. I predict he will do great things in this new leadership role.”
Dr. Ingram has served as Vice Chancellor of Global Campus since 2006. He earned baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees from Auburn University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1976. Dr. Ingram held several positions in corporate human resources before beginning his academic career.
Dr. Ingram also served with distinction as a captain in the U.S. Army on active duty from 1966 to 1972. As a helicopter pilot in Vietnam Dr. Ingram flew into harm’s way daily. He retired in 1995 as a colonel in the Alabama Army National Guard/Army Reserve. He and his wife, Dr. Rebecca Ingram, a member of the TROY College of Education Faculty, have two sons.
“For over 20 years I have had the privilege to serve Troy University and its students in a variety of roles and I welcome the opportunity to continue my service,” Dr. Ingram said. “We have an outstanding faculty and it will be an honor to work with them.”
Dr. Sam Shelton, President of the Faculty Senate and a member of the search committee, said Dr. Ingram has the credentials and experience necessary to excel in his new role.
“I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Ingram in several capacities,” Dr. Shelton said. “His dedication to Troy University, its mission, and to the role of faculty in achieving that mission has been demonstrated many times. He will provide strong leadership in the academic operations and work with Chancellor Hawkins, senior leadership, and faculty to address the educational needs of our students.”