MONTGOMERY - Dr. Hank Dasinger, who was recently introduced as the new dean of Troy University's College of Education, will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Troy University Montgomery during the fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 19.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Nearly 200 students are expected to receive degrees this fall at the Montgomery Campus.
Named as dean earlier this month, Dr. Dasinger has served as president of Ingram State Technical College, the state's only educational institution providing postsecondary career and technical education only to incarcerated adults and eligible parolees.
Dr. Dasinger has previously served as a faculty member and counselor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, as chief in the Human Relations Division of the Center for Character Development and as director of the Cadet Counseling and Leadership Development Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Following his retirement from active duty in the Air Force, Dr. Dasinger also served in several capacities at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, including chief of evaluations and testing and as director, Education and Curriculum at Squadron Officer College; educational advisor to the commander, Squadron Officer College; educational advisor to the commander, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education; and chief academic affairs before being named president at Ingram State.
Dr. Dasinger earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 1979, his master's degree from Auburn University Montgomery in 1987, his Ed.S. from Auburn University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia in 1993. He and his wife, Belinda, have three sons and five grandchildren.