An Introduction to
Established in 1887
Troy University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and educational specialist
degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges and Schools at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 only if there is evidence that appears to support Troy
University’s non-compliance with a requirement or a standard.
Troy University is a public institution comprised of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide.
International in scope, Troy University provides a variety of educational programs at the
undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional and nontraditional and emerging
electronic formats. Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services, which promote the
welfare of the individual student. Troy University’s dedicated faculty and staff promote discovery and
exploration of knowledge dedicated to life long success through effective teaching, creative partnerships,
scholarship and research.
TROY will become a doctoral degree granting institution known not only as the
model for the student-centered university of the 21st century, but also as
Alabama’s innovative cost-effective institution, integrating learning with state
economic development, doing our best in Alabama while becoming the state’s
higher education link to the world.
1. Provide an international scope to university programs and services.
2. Provide a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional, nontraditional, and electronic
3. Maintain a diverse student population.
4. Provide services that promote the individual welfare of students.
5. Maintain a dedicated faculty and staff.
6. Promote discovery and exploration of knowledge dedicated to lifelong learning success.
7. Ensure effective teaching.
8. Ensure the development of creative partnerships, scholarship, and research.
9. Ensure efficient and effective operations and provide resources as needed to implement institutional
mission, goals, and objectives.
• One University offering programs
in multiple locations.
• Centralized management of all
academic and administrative
• Many locations, but no “branch
• Serving three types of learning
communities - an academic village
in Troy, adult learning
communities in Montgomery,
Dothan, Phenix City and other
locations, and an online learning
• Focus on consistency of content,
quality, and service at all
Chancellor - Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost - Dr. Ed D. Roach
Sr. Vice Chancellor for Student Services & Administration - Dr. Richard Federinko
Sr. Vice Chancellor for Advancement & External Affairs - Dr. John W. Schmidt
Sr. Vice Chancellor for Finance & Business Affairs - Mr. Jim Bookout
Dean - College of Arts and Sciences - Dr. William Richardson
Dean - College of Business - Dr. Kaye Sheridan
Dean - College of Communication & Fine Arts - Dr. Maryjo Cochran
Dean - College of Education - Dr. Lance Tatum
Dean - College of Health and Human Services - Dr. Damon Andrew
Troy University serves the educational needs of diverse groups of students in
Alabama and around the world.
- Over 7,000 traditional college-age students enrolled full time at our academic
village in Troy, AL.
- Troy University responded to the request from the Department of Defense in
the 1960’s to provide higher education to active duty military personnel.
TROY is proud to provide courses to approximately 4,000 military personnel
and civilians today at over 20 military installations around the world.
- Courses for the military at Maxwell Air Force Base, Fort Rucker, and Fort
Benning have grown into state-of-the art facilities in Montgomery, Dothan,
and Phenix City, Alabama, which primarily offer courses in the evenings for
over 7,000 adult learners.
- TROY also has over 700 international students enrolled in courses in Troy,
Alabama, and in programs located in foreign locations.
- Troy’s e-Campus provides online courses to over 8,000 adult learners and is
a major supporter of eArmy.
- Approximately two-thirds of TROY’s students are above the age of 25. Over
1,000 are over the age of 50.
• Established in 1887.
First SACS accreditation - 1934.
• Campus landscape plan designed by the
Olmstead Brothers of Brookline, MA.
• Headquarters for the Chancellor, Provost,
Deans, and all administrative functions.
• Academic programs for approximately
7,000 traditional undergraduate and
• Focal point for intercollegiate athletic
– 2006 Sunbelt Football Champions,
Baseball, Women’s Volleyball, Rodeo,
Women’s Tennis, Golf, Women’s
Soccer, Men and Women’s Cross-
• Modern classrooms, laboratories, residence
halls, library, student support services.
• State-of-the art General Academic Building.
• Largest facility for a College of Education in
Alabama opened in 2008.
• Supports Army and Air Force ROTC
• Located in the heart of Montgomery,
Alabama, this campus now serves over
4,000 adult students with courses offered
primarily on weekends and evenings.
• Established in 1965 in response to request
from the United States Air Force.
• TROY established The Rosa Parks Library
and Museum on the campus.
• TROY operates the W.A. Gayle
Planetarium, for the City of Montgomery.
• TROY owns and operates the Davis
Theatre for Performing Arts on the
• TROY has supported the establishment of
the major Hyundai Automotive facility in
• Located in three state-of-the art
buildings on the west side of Dothan,
Alabama, the Dothan Campus
provides educational services to over
1,900 adult students, primarily through
evening and weekend courses.
• The Dothan Campus was initiated in
1960’s at the request of the United
States Army at Fort Rucker.
• The Dothan Campus includes modern
classrooms, laboratories, and library
• TROY collaborates with economic
development and social development
of the Wiregrass Region of Alabama.
Phenix City Facilities
• Consists of three modern academic
facilities located in a wooded area on
the outskirts of the Phenix
City/Columbus, Georgia, metropolitan
area and provides courses primarily in
the evening and on weekends to over
1,700 adult students.
• Academic programs began at Phenix
City in 1966 at the request of the
United States Army at Fort Benning.
• Troy Campus in Phenix City
collaborates closely with
Chattahoochee Valley Community
College to meet higher education
needs in this region of Alabama.
• Plans are in the developmental stage
for a fourth major academic building in
Phenix City overlooking the
Chattahoochee River opposite
downtown Columbus, Georgia.
• Global Campus is an administrative unit that supports
TROY’s five academic colleges in meeting the global
demand for quality programs in higher education.
• Atlantic Region supports graduate programs offered
mostly adjacent to military installations in Maryland,
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
• Southeast Region supports undergraduate and graduate
programs offered mostly adjacent to military installations
in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
• Pacific Region supports graduate programs offered
adjacent to military installations in Japan and Korea.
• Western Region supports undergraduate and graduate
programs offered adjacent to military installations in
Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and
• International Region supports undergraduate and
graduate programs offered in Guam, Vietnam, Malaysia,
and the United Arab Emirates.
• Total enrollment in these five regions is over 8,000
TROY’s e-Campus is a
• E-campus supports all online course
offerings provided by Troy’s five
academic colleges through 22
undergraduate and graduate degree
programs with an enrollment of
approximately 8,000 students in
Alabama and around the world.
• E-campus recently received national
attention for pioneering new testing
• E-campus enables Troy to reach out to
students in Alabama’s economically
• E-campus supports our troops serving
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Facts about Troy University
• Approximately 1,500 (as of Fall 2009) full-time and adjunct faculty
• Three libraries with over $2.5 million annual budgeted for libraries and
600,000 volumes in the collection.
• Over 3,000 serial subscriptions and over 2 million stored titles in the
• Total of 71 degree programs offered.
• Over 2 million square feet in facilities.
• Students enrolled from 54 U.S. States and territories and over 50 countries.
• Over $48 million in Financial Aid distributed per year.
• Total annual revenue of over $200 million per year.
Major Academic Programs
• Arts and Science
– Biology, Chemistry, Comprehensive General Science, Computer Science,
Criminal Justice, English, Environmental Science, Geomatics, History,
International Relations, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Political Science, Public
Administration, Social Science, Sociology
• Sorrell College of Business
– Accounting, Business and Management, Finance, Information Systems,
• Communications and Fine Arts
– Journalism, Music, Radio and Television
– Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Leadership, Elementary
Education, Psychology, School Counseling, Secondary Education
• Health and Human Services
– Athletic Training, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Social Work and Human Services,
Sports and Fitness
• Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative
• Alabama School Administrator and Counselor Electronic Network
• Davis Theatre for Performing Arts
• W.A. Gayle Planetarium
• Healthy Schools/ Healthy Kids Initiative
• Center for International Business and Economic Development
(TROY’s offices overseas are available to the State of Alabama for business
• Partners in Education – Troy University and K-12 schools
• Rosa Parks Library and Museum
• TROY Vision cable television network
• TROY Public Radio
• Wiregrass Archives
• Wiregrass Math and Science
• Professional accreditations with:
– Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP)
– Council On Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
– National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
– National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
– National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
– Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
– Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
– Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
– National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
– Direct measure of student learning outcomes through Major Field Tests in Biology, Business, Criminal
Justice, History, Literature/English, Mathematics, and Psychology.
– Direct measure of student learning outcomes with all juniors with the Measure of Academic Proficiency and
Progress (MAPP) exam.
– Direct measure of student learning outcomes through a large sample of students using the College
Assessment of Academic Proficiency.
– Broad assessment of the student experience through:
• National Survey of Student Engagement
• Graduating Student Survey
• Alumni Survey
• International Students Survey
• Academic Advising Survey