Troy University names leaders for campuses in Dothan, Montgomery

Posted: Wednesday, 04 October 2007

TROY—Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., chancellor of Troy University, announced today that Vice Chancellors have been chosen to lead the University’s campuses in Dothan and Montgomery.

Dr. Don Jeffrey, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and former dean of the College of Health and Human Services, has been named Campus Vice Chancellor for Dothan. Ray White, interim campus vice chancellor in Montgomery, will lead the Montgomery Campus.

“Don Jeffrey and Ray White are two outstanding gentlemen who will provide excellent leadership for their campuses,” Dr. Hawkins said. “Our extensive search process revealed that we already had the right people for the jobs on our administrative team.”

Both men are Troy University graduates and veterans of the U.S. military. The Dothan and Montgomery Campuses primarily serve adult learners and service personnel from Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base. The Campus Vice Chancellors report to Dr. Ed Roach, executive vice chancellor and provost.

“Given the special nature of these two campuses, we believed it was important to appoint administrators who fully understand our missions in Dothan and Montgomery,” Dr. Roach said. “It was a bonus that both men are familiar with these communities.”

Dr. Jeffrey began his collegiate career at Wallace Community College in 1970 and said taking the Dothan Campus position is a homecoming for him.

“As I look back over my career, I must give Dothan and the Wiregrass area credit for so many great things that have happened in my life,” Dr. Jeffrey said. “I look at the new position as an opportunity for me to try to give back to this area for all it has meant to me over the years.”

White, a resident of Elmore County for almost 24 years, served as commandant of the United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Maxwell Air Force Base from 1990-94. He joined the Montgomery Campus in 1994 and served as vice president for Administration and Financial Affairs from 1997-2005.

“I truly enjoy the teamwork and family-like culture throughout Troy University and look forward to many more years of challenging and rewarding opportunities to serve our fantastic students, faculty and staff,” White said.