Troy University alumnus and administrator Sohail Agboatwala has been appointed as the University’s Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration effective May 1, according to Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.
Agboatwala, Vice Chancellor for International Programs, will follow Dr. John Schmidt, who is retiring April 30 after a second stint with TROY.
Agboatwala came to TROY more than 30 years ago as an international student, earning his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1991 and a Master of Business Administration in 1993. He has served in numerous leadership roles at the University, including Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Financial Services, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services, Director of Auxiliary Services and Student Activities, Director of Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes, Graduate Assistant for Academic Support for Football Student-Athletes and an adjunct instructor.
“This is the right move at the right time for Troy University,” Dr. Hawkins said. “Mr. Agboatwala’s experience in athletics, auxiliary services, student financial services and international programs provides the perspective we need at the senior level. His experience provides a new global dimension at the senior leadership level, in keeping with our status as Alabama’s International University.”
Agboatwala said he was honored to join the senior leadership team and appreciative of the new opportunity to serve Troy University.
“I appreciate the confidence placed by Troy University’s leadership in my abilities to corral resources to serve the best students anywhere,” Agboatwala said. “The different perspectives gained from the different opportunities afforded to me over the years provide me the great opportunity to understand needs and work with our staff to address them. I look forward to building on the foundation laid by Dr. Schmidt and others before him in the division to assist functional area leaders provide the seamless consumer experience to our students.”
In addition to his degrees from TROY, Agboatwala also holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.