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Future Looking Bright For Troy University Dothan

There's a new driving force at Troy University's Dothan campus.

The school has a new vice chancellor, and he has big plans to grow the school and nearly double its size in just two and a half years.

The blueprint includes a chance for south Alabamians to expand their professional choices too.

Dr. Don Jeffrey has called Troy University home for 30 years, and now he's new vice chancellor of Troy Dothan.  so no stranger to education, Dr. Jeffrey still has lots he's looking to accomplish.

"We're going to look to do several things in the future, new programs here at the university," said Jeffrey.

Some of the new programs at the Dothan campus would expand career oppotunites for students.

They would offer more graduate level classes and previously unoffered bachelor programs.

The nursing field would see additions in both, hopefully by fall of 2008.

Jeffrey said, "We'll look to bring the RN to BSN, and in the hear future the DNP, which is the first doctoral program offered at Troy University."

And Dr. Jeffrey is glad Troy is giving him this opportunity.

"Well of course it's a dream come true," said Jeffrey.

He started with the university as the aquatic director and since then has gone on to chair departments and serve as dean for the schools of health and human services and arts and sciences.

Now he says he glad to be back in the wiregrass, the place where it began for him.

"I started my junior college experience at Wallace Community College here in Dothan in 1972, so I have a lot of experiences in the wiregrass area, my first teaching job was at Samson Alabama," said Jeffrey.

And Dr. Jeffrey has a lot more he wants to do now that he's back.

Some of his his other goals for the campus include bringing social work and human services to the university.

As well, expanding the criminal justice field, and their school of business and school of arts and sciences.

Troy's Dothan campus has about 1,700 students enrolled this year, but Dr. Jeffrey plans to increase that number to 3,000 by 2010.

Reporter: Daniel Curtis

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