TROY - Dr. Royce H. "Hank" Dasinger has been named dean of the College of Education at Troy University.
Dr. Dasinger has more than 30 years of experience in education and training and currently serves as president of Ingram State Technical College, the state's only educational institution providing postsecondary career and technical education only to incarcerated adults and eligible parolees.
"Troy University was founded as an institution to educate and prepare teachers, and it is still very much at the heart of our mission today," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dasinger will be joining us as dean of our College of Education. The breadth of his experience and proven leadership skills make him well equipped to lead our education faculty, staff and students."
Dr. Dasinger has previously served as a faculty member and counselor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, as chief in the Human Relations Division of the Center for Character Development and as director of the Cadet Counseling and Leadership Development Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Following his retirement from active duty in the Air Force, Dr. Dasinger also served in several capacities at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, including chief of evaluations and testing and as director, Education and Curriculum at Squadron Officer College; educational advisor to the commander, Squadron Officer College; educational advisor to the commander, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education; and chief academic affairs before being named president at Ingram State.
Dr. Dasinger earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 1979, his master's degree from Auburn University Montgomery in 1987, his Ed.S. from Auburn University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia in 1993. He and his wife, Belinda, have three sons and five grandchildren.