TROY appoints Cavin to distance learning post

Posted: Thursday, 11 July 2013

Troy University officials have announced the appointment of Dr. Glynn Cavin as Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Learning, a newly created position to lead the University's online education program.

"We wanted to identify a position that would attract candidates who could lead TROY's distance learning activities into new, innovative and entrepreneurial directions, as well as work from a more strategic level," said Dr. Lance Tatum, Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, the arm of the University that provides education to students outside the state of Alabama and online.

"Dr. Cavin has the skills we believe will allow him to be a key contributor to our long-term success," he said.

Dr. Cavin earned his doctorate at Louisiana State University, completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee and completed undergraduate studies at University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Prior to joining TROY, Dr. Cavin led Louisiana State University's adult education program at its Transportation Training and Education Center, where he oversaw the creation and implementation of the Center's state-of-the-art world-wide distance learning system and served as chair of the Louisiana Department of Transportation's curriculum development committee. Through his leadership, the center provided training courses to some 5,600 adults yearly. He is nationally recognized for his research in virtual learning technology aimed at improving learning of semi-skilled workers.

He is a retired Air Force officer and served as Chief of the Mobility Systems Planning Division, Logistics Directorate, and as Chief of both the Mobility Plans Section for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Transportation Plans Branch at USAF Headquarters. He has also served a Director of Transportation for Associated Growers, Director of Public Works for the City of Baker, La., and as Deputy Director of City-Parish Department of Public Works in Baton Rouge.

"Dr. Cavin's diverse background has allowed him to forge a reputation for his incredible ability to build successful teams and programs based on sound operational and strategic processes," Tatum said. "We welcome him to the TROY team."

Dr. Glynn Cavin