TROY – State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice will deliver the keynote address at Troy University's commencement exercises on the Troy Campus Friday.
This fall's graduating class includes students from 20 U.S. states and 14 nations outside the United States. About 440 students are expected to participate in the exercises that begin at 10 a.m. in Trojan Arena.
Dr. Bice was appointed Alabama's State Superintendent of Education in November 2011. Prior to his appointment, he served as Deputy State Superintendent of Education for Instructional Services. Dr. Bice has also been Superintendent of the Alexander City School System, a high school principal, a career tech director, an alternative school teacher and director, a special education teacher and residential school director, and early childhood teacher and parent trainer, and began his career as a teacher at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. He serves as an adjunct professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn University.
Dr. Bice earned his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Auburn University, and a master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife Nancy reside in Alexander City with their three sons.