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Troy University Foundation names three new members to Board of Directors

April 27, 2020

The Troy University Foundation has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors.

The new members are Joseph W. “Billy” Jones Jr., of Monroeville, Jeffrey D. Kervin of Troy, and Dr. Martha Wingard Tack of Wetumpka.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Jones, Mr. Kervin and Dr. Tack as members of the Troy University Foundation Board,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “All three are TROY alumni, who have achieved great success within their chosen fields and have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service. We are grateful for their willingness to serve, and we know their expertise will be of tremendous benefit to our Foundation Board and the future of Troy University.”

Jones, a TROY alumnus, is president of Crowne Management, LLC, which operates 16 nursing homes in Alabama, and president and Chairman of the Board of Gericare Medical Supply, Inc. He also serves as president of Progressive Therapy, Inc.; general partner and chairman of Restore Therapy Services, Ltd.; general partner and chair of Comfort Care Hospice and Home Health; chairman of the board of Alabama Long Term Care Insurance; owner of JWJ Investment Properties, LLC; and owner of ExecuFlight LLC.

Jones is a four-time president of the Alabama Nursing Home Association Board of Directors and a past member of the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Kervin, a 1985 Troy University graduate, has 35 years of experience in the banking industry. He has served as president and CEO of Troy Bank and Trust since 2010. He previously served as the bank’s executive vice president and chief lending officer.

Kervin is president of the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, a past president and board member of the Pike County United Way, a member of the Boy Scouts of America Alabama Florida Council Executive Committee, a board member of the Alabama Bankers Association, a board member of the Central Alabama Title Insurance Agency and a member of TROY’s Sorrell College of Business Alumni Advisory Board. He also is a Lay Leader at Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Tack, a 1968 Troy University graduate, has 38 years of experience in higher education and is a recognized author and researcher on educational leadership. She retired in 2012 from Eastern Michigan University as professor emeritus of educational leadership after serving as a professor at the institution since 2006. She also previously served Eastern Michigan University in the positions of Senior Executive Presidential Initiatives and Headquarters, Interim Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the EMU Foundation, Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Associate Dean of the University’s College of Education.

Tack also served as the head of the EMU Department of Leadership and Counseling within the College of Education and established the University’s first doctoral program, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Her career in higher education also has included positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Bowling Green State University and the University of Alabama.

Established in 1968, the Troy University Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable (501c3) organization created to attract private support for Troy University. The purposes of the Foundation are to promote, support, and carry out broader educational opportunities and provide services to the faculty, students, and alumni of Troy University.

The Foundation seeks to gain meaningful financial support from private sources as an essential supplement to legislative funds, students’ fees and federal grants. It is committed to an active program to attract contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.