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New association seeks to connect retirees, University

TURA officers, from left, are: Dr. James Kimbrough, Carol Ballard, Dr. Sam Shelton and administration liaison Ray White. Not pictured in Dr. John Dew.

TURA officers, from left, are: Dr. James Kimbrough, Carol Ballard, Dr. Sam Shelton and administration liaison Ray White. Not pictured in Dr. John Dew.

A new organization is helping to strengthen the ties between Troy University retirees and the University.

The Troy University Retiree Association (TURA) officially formed in February when officers were elected and a constitution approved. The group held its first general membership meeting in June.

Dr. Sam Shelton, the association’s president, said the idea to…

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Administrative changes coming for Troy University

Dr. Earl Ingram, shown here at the 2018 Odyssey Convocation, is retiring after 31 years of service to Troy University.

Dr. Earl Ingram, shown here at the 2018 Odyssey Convocation, is retiring after 31 years of service to Troy University.

Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Troy University, will retire effective Jan. 1, after 31 years of service to the University. He will be honored with a retirement reception on Thursday.

Dr. Lance Tatum, who previously served as vice chancellor of the University’s Montgomery Campus, will take over the role on…

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Still work to be done as Alabama celebrates inaugural Rosa Parks Day

Participants in Saturday's Rosa Parks Day activities walk arm-in-arm down Montgomery Street toward TROY's Rosa Parks Museum.

Participants in Saturday's Rosa Parks Day activities walk arm-in-arm down Montgomery Street toward TROY's Rosa Parks Museum.

As the State of Alabama celebrated the inaugural Rosa Parks Day on Saturday, many leaders agreed that while the woman known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” would likely be pleased with progress that has been made, they admitted there is work to be done.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum joined St. Paul…

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