Troy Irick appointed interim vice president for advancement at Huntington University

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2005-08-10
Huntington, Ind.—Troy Irick has been appointed as Interim Vice President for Advancement at Huntington University, effective September 1, 2005. President G. Blair Dowden selected Irick for the position after it was announced that Ned J. Kiser will leave his post at the university to head the fund-raising and resource development operations of Asian Access, a pastor-training organization based in Japan.

Troy Irick currently serves as Assistant Vice President for Advancement at the Christian liberal arts college. For the past three years, he has managed the day-to-day fund-raising operations at the institution, including major gifts, gift planning, and relations with alumni, parents, and the community. Irick says that he “enjoys being involved with individuals from all walks of life and all corners of the world who share a commitment to Christian higher education.”

Dowden expressed confidence in Irick’s leadership ability. “I feel that Troy will do an effective job at building on the successes of the last ten years,” Dowden said.

Irick graduated from Huntington College (now Huntington University) in 1985, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business with concentrations in accounting and economics. Irick worked eleven years as a certified public accountant and five years in corporate management prior to joining the university administration. Irick says these experiences prepared him well for service on the Huntington University leadership team.

Irick is an active member of the local community. He served on the Huntington County Community School Board from 1997 to 2001, including a term as president during the 2000-2001 school year. He also served on the Huntington City Board of Public Works and Safety and was a member of the City of Huntington’s Common Wage Committee. He has been an instructor for Junior Achievement, and has taught as an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech State College and Huntington University.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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