Troy’s Jack Hawkins Soldiers On After Three Decades As University Chancellor

| January 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

By Alabama Living

Jack Hawkins celebrated 30 years as chancellor of Troy University in 2019, making him the longest-serving university president in the country. The Mobile native earned degrees at the University of Montevallo, served with the Marines in the Vietnam War, and was an assistant dean at UAB and president of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind before joining Troy in 1989. In those 30 years, Troy changed its name, moved to NCAA Division 1-A and invested $400 million in new and modernized facilities. Hawkins recently talked about his tenure at Troy.

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