TROY hires new administrator for institutional research, planning and effectiveness

Posted: Thursday, 12 July 2007

TROY—Dr. John Dew will join Troy University’s administrative team as Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness on Aug. 1, according to Dr. Doug Patterson, Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration.

Dr. Dew currently serves as Director for Continuous Quality Improvement and Planning at the University of Alabama, a position he has held since 1998. Dr. Dew’s experience in strategic planning and academic accreditation—particularly his experience in dealing with the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)—made him an attractive candidate for the position, Dr. Patterson said.

“Dr. John Dew has a great deal of quality assurance experience in both the university setting and the private sector,” Dr. Patterson said. “He will also be called upon to play a major leadership role in TROY’s upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation process with SACS.”

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’s strategic planning experience includes work in the area of leadership development with the Alabama-Tombigbee Region, serving as an evaluator for the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards program and as the facilitator for Gov Bob Riley’s senior staff and commissioner’s retreat in February of this year.

Dr. Dew said he is looking forward to joining Troy University’s administrative leadership team.

“I was attracted to TROY’s clear focus in terms of its strategic planning and its expanding global presence,” Dr. Dew said. “My first goal is to learn everything about Troy University that I can and to ensure that the framework for institutional effectiveness that everyone at TROY has been working to develop is successful.”

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.

Dr. Dew is married to Lyndia Dew, a mechanical engineer, and they will live in Troy. Dr. Dew succeeds Dr. Angela Roling, who will retire in October. Dr. Roling, a TROY alumna, served the University in various capacities for 27 years, including 14 as the administrator in charge of the Office of Institutional Planning, Research, and Effectiveness.