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Jack Hawkins Jr.

Mobile native Jack Hawkins Jr. is Chancellor of Troy University in Troy, Pike County. During the 1970s he was an administrator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and through the 1980s he served as president of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. In 1997 Hawkins helped found the Higher Education Partnership to combat cuts to the state's higher education budget.
Photograph by Emmett Burnett