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Troy chancellor's contract extended through 2018

(Source: Troy University) (Source: Troy University)

The Troy University Board of Trustees has voted to extend Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr.'s contract for four more years.

The board voted on the extension Tuesday. According to the university, nothing in the original contract changed. An addendum extended the term of his service through September 2018.

Hawkins has served as chancellor since 1989. According to the university, trustees cited satisfaction with the chancellor's performance and the need for continuity of leadership as reason for extending the contract.

"The Board of Trustees endorses the outstanding job that Chancellor Hawkins has done for over 25 years and continues to do every day," said Sen. Gerald Dial, President Pro Tempore of the Troy University Board of Trustees. "He has improved the quality of academics, established dozens of new degree programs, internationalized the campus and elevated Trojan athletics to the Division I level. I am confident that the University will continue to grow and prosper under his leadership in the years to come."

According to the university, Hawkins' annual salary is $452,273.50.

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