City and chamber officials joined Troy University in cutting the ribbon for its new Registrar's Office located at the Phenix City Riverfront Campus.
Phenix City leaders believe the relocation of registrar’s office to Troy University’s Phenix City Riverfront Campus is further evidence of the University’s commitment to redevelopment along the banks of the Chattahoochee River.
The University opened the Riverfront Campus in 2015, serving as a foundation for redevelopment of the city’s riverfront. On Thursday, the campus officially opened its registrar’s office, relocating it from the Highway 431 campus.
“The change that has taken place with Troy University moving the Registrar’s Office here shows how committed the University is to continuing the process along the Phenix City riverfront,” said Mayor Eddie Lowe. “TROY has been a great partner for the city and continues to uplift our Positively Phenix City effort, as well as positively impacting all of Russell County.”
The move will further efforts to consolidate the campus’ student services operations to the riverfront location.
“Slowly but surely we are moving all of our faculty, staff and student resources from the old campus to the riverfront campus,” said Dr. Dave White, Phenix City vice chancellor. “This gets us very close to one-stop student services, which we feel is very important both now and in the future. We are very student-centered. The students we serve here are primarily adult students, and we realize that they come to us not only as students taking coursework but also as adults who have jobs, families and social obligations. We think it is very important to have the services that are convenient to them and that are quick and efficient to provide them what they need as busy, working adults.”
Phenix City Councilwoman Vickie Carter Johnson said Troy University has been a leader in revitalization of the city’s riverfront.
“A lot has gone on in the last few years. A few years ago, this area where we stand and sit today was a blank canvas,” she said. “Today, we have a masterpiece. We have a masterpiece that encompasses different aspects of Troy University. As we continue to develop our riverfront area, we are excited about the opportunities ahead. The beautiful riverfront shows what opportunity exists and Troy University has demonstrated its leadership within the community through its commitment to the revitalization of this beautiful riverfront area.”
Dennis Beson, president of the East Alabama Chamber of Commerce, said the relocation of records and registrar’s services to the Riverfront Campus is evidence of the University’s continued interest and investment in the revitalization of the area.
“Troy University has been and continues to be a great partner for the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Phenix City,” Beson said. “Anytime that an organization like this continues to show an investment in this city, it is tremendously positive for the area and we look forward to what the future holds for Troy University at this location.”
The new Registrar’s Office also includes Trojan Alley, a bank of computers that can help students identify needs and services to assist them along the pathway to receiving their degree.
“We have an incredible and dedicated staff that works here at the Phenix City Campus,” said Vicki Miles, Troy University registrar. “We want to see you get that degree and we are dedicated to help you from registration to graduation. Every day we get to come to work and help someone, and I can’t think of a more fulfilling profession.”