Coleman will provide keynote at summer commencement

Posted: Friday, 19 July 2013

Troy University alumnus Jeff Coleman, president and CEO of Coleman World Group, will deliver the keynote address at the University's summer commencement.

This summer's commencement exercises, planned for Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. in Trojan Arena, consists of about 350 graduates representing 18 states and 10 countries, and features the first-ever graduates of both the Master of Strategic Communications and Master of Accountancy programs.

Tickets are not required for entry at this summer's commencement.

Mr. Coleman, a Dothan native, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from TROY. In 2003, he was Alumnus of the Year. He currently serves as Chairman of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, on which he has served since 2006.

In the corporate world, Mr. Coleman oversees one of the top 50 largest privately owned companies in the state of Alabama. Coleman World Group's two main divisions are Coleman American Moving Services and Covan Worldwide Moving.

Active in supporting his community, he is a past-chairman of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Dothan Industrial Development Board and a member of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A Rotarian, Mr. Coleman has chaired the Dothan Area Early Childhood Education Committee and has served as president of the Wiregrass Museum of Art. He is actively involved in the Wiregrass United Way and other charities and community organizations, including the Candler School of Theology Committee of 100. He is also a past member of the Emory University Board of Visitors. He serves in an ex officio capacity on the TROY Dothan Campus Advisory Council, and is a member of the Wiregrass Alumni Chapter of Troy University.

He and wife, Tiffany, attend First United Methodist Church in Dothan and have three daughters.