Chancellor's Faculty and Staff Fellows Program | Troy University

Chancellor's Faculty and Staff Fellows Program

Chancellor's Faculty and Staff Fellows Program


Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, has selected four faculty members and a member of the professional staff to participate in the University’s 2017 Chancellor’s Fellows Program.

Selected were: Lauren Cole, coordinator of career services; Dr. Jeffery Wade Forehand, associate professor and coordinator for community partnerships and practice for the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services; Dr. Carmen C. Lewis, assistant dean of administration in the Sorrell College of Business on the University’s Dothan Campus and an associate professor of quantitative methods and information systems; Dr. LaKerri R. Mack, assistant professor of political science, public administration and criminal justice; and, Dr. Dionne M. Rosser-Mims, associate professor of adult education and associate dean in the College of Education.

The program is directed by Dr. John Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of TROY’s Institute for Leadership Development. Kline, a former university provost and senior executive in the federal government, is uniquely qualified to direct the program — a program Chancellor Hawkins believes will “help selected faculty and staff members move into positions of responsibility, prepared for the task of leading Troy University in the years ahead.”

Candidates are typically nominated at the department level and forwarded through the appropriate dean and/or vice chancellor to the Director of the Institute for Leadership Development who presents nomination packages to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Near the end of the fall semester the Chancellor selects five highly qualified faculty or staff members who demonstrate potential for positions of increased responsibility. The Fellows will participate in the program during the next calendar year. Fellows come from the various campuses of Troy University and are given the opportunity to:

  • Increase their understanding of the range and scope of Troy University
  • Enhance their knowledge of higher education in Alabama
  • Learn new administrative and leadership skills

Contact us:


Leadership Development
101 Hawkins Hall
Troy, Alabama 36082
(334) 670-5686

To contact Dr. Kline directly: