White Joins Troy University Advancement Team

Posted: Thursday, 05 October 2007

DOTHAN – Troy University welcomes Gayla White as regional director of institutional development.

In this role, White will be responsible for cultivating and strengthening University ties within Dothan and the surrounding communities.

A TROY alumnus, White is enthusiastic about returning to her alma mater and joining the University’s Advancement Office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science, with minors in psychology and history.

“Troy University makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many in the community,” White said. “My TROY degree has opened many doors for me, and I want to give back to the University.”

With her strong community and University ties, White will be an asset to the Advancement team, according to Dr. Jean Laliberte, associate vice chancellor for development.

“We are excited about hiring Gayla,” Dr. Laliberte said. “She has been very active in our alumni association and has a tremendous amount of experience in fund raising with local organizations. We look forward to our association.”

Before joining Troy University, White was business development officer at AB&T National Bank and assistant vice president-branch manager at AmSouth Bank. She was also co-owner of Xpress Printing.

White has served as an elected member of the Dothan City Schools Board of Education since 2001. The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized her as 2007 Diplomat of the Year. She is also a former Small Business Person of the Year and Ambassador of the year.

As president-elect of the Troy University Alumni Association – Wiregrass Chapter, White co-chaired the Troy University Alumni Association – Wiregrass Chapter Jackson Thornton 2007 Invitational Golf Tournament presented by CenturyTel. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the alumni chapter.

To reach Gayla White, call 334-983-6556, ext. 1-377, or e-mail .