Dr. Clifford Humphrey has been named the director of Troy University’s Institute for Leadership Development and will begin his duties in June.
Dr. Humphrey fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Dr. John Kline.
“Dr. Clifford Humphrey will make a fine addition to our leadership development team here at TROY,” said Dr. Kerry Palmer, Dean of the College of Education. “His experience at Hillsdale College will be of tremendous benefit to us as we expand our leadership institute into the area of civic and global leadership, and as we explore innovative ways to connect with current and future TROY students. We are excited to welcome Dr. Humphrey to the TROY family.”
Dr. Humphrey, originally from Warm Springs, Georgia, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Following graduation, he spent a few years learning the trade of woodworking in New York City and did a bit of world traveling before attending the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College.
After earning his PhD, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Catholic University of America and most recently helped launch Thales College in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“It is a real honor to join such a great institution like Troy University,” Dr. Humphrey said. “I am thrilled to have the chance to do what I love, learning with and teaching students, and I am particularly excited and humbled to have the unique opportunity to practice what I teach, leading the Institute for Leadership Development. My hope is to help make Troy University even greater than it is already.”
A part of the University’s College of Education, the Institute for Leadership Development seeks to create civic-minded, global leaders who are change agents, emotionally intelligent, authentic and diverse servant leaders. The Institute administers and coordinates leadership conferences and events, teaches courses for the University’s Leadership minor, works with departments, programs and other units to promote sound leadership and leads the Chancellor’s Fellows program.