DOTHAN – Alabama Attorney General and Troy University Alumnus Troy King will deliver the keynote address during Troy University’s Spring 2008 Commencement Exercises Sunday, May 18, at the Dothan Civic Center. TROY will confer degrees on nearly 160 students from the Dothan Campus during the 3 p.m. ceremony.
King has served as Alabama attorney general since 2004, when Governor Bob Riley tapped him to fill the post which had been left vacant by a federal appointment. In 2006, Alabama residents elected the Elba native to a four-year term in the Attorney General’s Office. At his swearing in, Governor Riley described King as “a man of great integrity, a man of principle and a man who knows the law.”
Over the years, King has also acted as Alabama’s assistant attorney general and has held a number of other top-level positions in the administrations of Governors Riley and Fob James.
Known as a champion of law enforcement and a voice for crime victims, children and the elderly, King has worked closely with the Legislature to strengthen a number of Alabama laws and has helped to create harsher penalties for those who break them. He has prosecuted illegal gambling, corrupt public officials and killers.
A 1990 honors graduate of Troy University, King earned a bachelor’s degree in history and social science. He also holds a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
King is a member of various boards and organizations, but is most proud of his service on the Board of Directors of Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL) and the Salvation Army. He and his family attend First Baptist Church of Montgomery, where he teaches Sunday School.