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William Filmore elevated to vice chancellor at Troy University

Filmore has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of government and external relations.

Troy University

Troy University has announced a important promotion within its administrative ranks. William Filmore, previously serving as the Director of Government Relations, has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Government and External Relations. This elevated role, effective from December 1st, marks a significant step in Filmore’s career, underscoring his exceptional contributions to the University.

In his new capacity, Filmore will retain his existing responsibilities of interfacing with federal, state, and local governments. Moreover, his portfolio is expanding to include the management of the Office of Development, Alumni Affairs, and Sponsored Programs. This expansion of duties is a testament to Filmore’s capability and versatility in handling diverse aspects of university administration.

Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. praised Filmore’s appointment, highlighting his proven track record at Troy University. “William has already proven he can represent Troy University well with many external stakeholders during his tenure here. He is a servant leader who is willing to assume new and additional responsibilities,” Dr. Hawkins stated. He expressed confidence in Filmore’s ability to foster existing partnerships and develop new ones, furthering the University’s interests in Alabama and beyond.

Under Filmore’s leadership, the Government Relations team achieved notable successes, including securing the largest budget increase for the University in over a decade and a record total fiscal year state appropriation. His effective advocacy has also opened new funding avenues over the past year.

Reflecting on the team’s accomplishments, Filmore acknowledged the collective effort and expressed gratitude for the support from government leaders in Montgomery and Washington D.C. He conveyed his excitement for the new role, emphasizing his commitment to expanding the University’s network of supporters and stakeholders.

“Our success over the last year has truly been a team effort, and we are very thankful for the support we have received from government leaders in both Montgomery and Washington D.C.,” Filmore said. “I am very thankful for this new opportunity, and I look forward to continuing to help the University grow its list of supporters and stakeholders alongside the talented and experienced team we have at Troy University.”

Filmore, a proud two-time graduate of Troy University, has a deep-rooted connection with the institution. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Troy. During his undergraduate years, he was actively involved in campus life, including serving as President of the Student Government Association.

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Before joining the Troy University staff, Filmore had a distinguished career in public service. He worked as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and served as the governor’s Local Government Liaison, interacting with mayors, county commissioners, and other local officials.

Filmore’s promotion is seen as a strategic move by Troy University, aiming to strengthen its governmental and external relations. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the intricacies of government affairs are expected to bring significant benefits to the University in the years ahead.

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