Troy University is taking its newly launched “Lead Change” campaign on the road in the form of an interactive event called Dream Advisor, and the first stop is the Birmingham Barons baseball game at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 3.
During this interactive event, prospective students will be invited to sit on Troy University’s cardinal couch to discuss their career goals, dreams and aspirations with TROY’s Dream Advisor. Participants will be photographed and filmed during this event, located inside the stadium near the 3rd Avenue entrance from 6-10 p.m.
The “Lead Change” campaign kicked off at spring commencement ceremonies on May 7, highlighting TROY’s commitment to fostering leadership development. Lead Change encourages students to identify and develop the leadership skills needed to fulfill their dreams and change the world. This philosophy exemplifies TROY’s dedication to teaching a new generation to lead change through action.
“There is a dire shortage of leaders in America – leaders with integrity, ability and vision. One of the most important things a university can do is prepare its students to become leaders,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University. “The Lead Change campaign aligns with TROY’s primary mission to prepare leaders who will take action to effect change in the world through servant leadership. We want our students to become leaders who have a sense of service and willingness to give back.”
As part of the University’s strategic plan, leadership courses and experiential opportunities are available to all students from day one. Students on the Troy Campus enjoy a traditional college experience, while adult students are the centers of attention at campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, as well as locations around the world and online.
In addition, TROY offers outstanding student support and advising through the Center for Student Success. Career Services Coordinator Lauren Cole encourages students to seek leadership opportunities both on and off campus.
“Leadership is a necessity for your resume, but not just as a line on a piece of paper, but a list of transferable skills,” Cole said. “I encourage students to take leadership positions with organizations, not just on campus but in the community, and begin to network and make contacts in the community at large. TROY often talks about servant leadership, and that is vital because it’s about the whole. Leadership is about serving alongside other people.”
These types of hands-on leadership opportunities pay off when students graduate from TROY because they are ready to step into leadership roles in their professional lives.