Dr. Royce H. “Hank” Dasinger has been named interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration and Chief of Staff for the Chancellor at Troy University, according to Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. The appointment becomes effective July 1.
Dasinger, who previously served as dean of TROY’s College of Education, will serve the role vacated by the retirement of Dr. John Dew. “Dr. Dasinger has provided tremendous leadership within the College of Education,” Dr. Hawkins said. “His experience and dedication to serving students equips him well for the oversight of student services and administration.”
Dasinger said he looks forward to serving in the new role.
“Serving as dean of the College of Education has been inspiring and enjoyable. Now, I feel inspired to serve our University in more ways,” Dasinger said. “Helping students and professionals learn and grow as leaders is a core part of my mission in life, so I look forward to doing my best to make a difference in the lives of our students as well as those serving them.”
Dr. Hawkins also announced that Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, who has served as associate dean for the College of Education, will serve as interim dean of the college.
“Dr. Rosser-Mims has demonstrated her commitment to our students in the College of Education, as both a faculty member and an associate dean,” Dr. Hawkins said. “She is both a former Chancellor’s Fellow and Faculty Senate president. Her proven leadership abilities will serve the students, faculty and staff of the College of Education well.”
Dr. Rosser-Mims said she is excited to continue the work begun under Dr. Dasinger’s leadership.
“I feel inspired to serve as interim dean to continue the work advanced under Dr. Dasinger’s leadership,” Rosser-Mims said. “We have an improved strategic direction, which I intend to work hard implementing and to pay it forward by doing all I can to develop faculty, staff, and students.”
Dasinger has more than 30 years of experience in education and training. Prior to leading the College of Education, he served as president of Ingram State Technical College, the state’s only educational institution providing postsecondary career and technical education exclusively to incarcerated adults and eligible parolees.
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, 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.
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.
Rosser-Mims joined the TROY faculty as an adjunct professor in 2005 and then as a full-time faculty member in 2007. Prior to joining the TROY faculty, she served as Leadership Development Associate for the Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia and research coordinator at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In addition, she served as chief executive officer of Team One Associates, which provides training and facilitation services for community-based and for-profit organizations in the areas of team-building, group dynamics, leadership assessments, conflict management, communication, board development, strategic planning and experiential learning.
Rosser-Mims received Troy University’s Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013 and TROY’s Global Campus World Class Leader Award in 2010. She holds a doctorate in adult education and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics, psychology and sociology from Piedmont College.