Rosolyn “Roz” Durden, former communications manager for WestRock and a member of the Troy University Phenix City Advisory Council, will deliver the keynote address to graduates on Jan. 24 during a joint commencement ceremony at the University’s Phenix City Campus and Fort Benning location.
Nearly 150 graduates will receive their degrees during the ceremony, which will begin at 7 p.m. (ET) at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
In her 30 years of experience in the paper and packaging industry, 15 years with International Paper and 15 years with WestRock, Durden was responsible for developing and implementing communication tools, systems and strategies for internal and external audiences and overseeing community outreach efforts.
Durden hasn’t slowed down in retirement. She is a member of the Phenix City Rotary Club, where she served as president in 2017-2018 and as Rotary District officer in 2018-2019. She also serves as president of the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation, a board member for the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, and secretary for the East Alabama Chamber of Commerce. She was a 2011 graduate of Leadership Phenix City Russell County and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Barbour County.
A native of Mississippi, Durden holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Spring Hill College in Mobile. She and her husband, Dennis, reside in Cataula, GA, and have two adult children and six grandchildren.