New leadership for Troy

Cassie Gibbs

News Editor


Troy University recently underwent some changes in leadership not only on Troy University’s main campus, but also at other Troy University campuses around the state.

At Troy’s main campus, the positions of Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development and Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services were filled with new faces.

Walter Givhan recently filled the position of SVC for Advancement and Economic Development at the beginning of August, after the retirement of previous SVC John Schmidt.

According to a press release, Givhan “will be responsible for leading our efforts in development, governmental relations, economic development efforts and marketing and communication.”

Givhan is a Troy alumnus and a retired major general from the US Air Force.

Mark Tillman, a professor and current Chair of Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotions, was recently appointed to the position of Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services after previous Interim Dean John Miller stepped down.

Leadership changes have also occurred at Troy campuses all over the state.

According to an email sent by Andy Ellis, Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, announced the following faculty changes starting on Aug. 1:

Lance Tatum was named Campus Vice Chancellor of Montgomery campus.

Ray White has been named Vice Chancellor for Human Resources of Montgomery campus.

Don Jeffrey was named Vice Chancellor of Global Campus and is the current Interim Dean for the College of Communications and Fine Arts on Dothan campus.

Skip Ames has been named Interim Vice Chancellor for Dothan Campus and is the current Assistant Dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

Hawkins was quoted in the email saying, “Troy University is fortunate to have a cohesive leadership team.”

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