posted on January 05, 2011 17:02
University of Mobile president Dr. Mark Foley was awarded a Champion of Life Award at the Mayor’s Luncheon sponsored by the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 5.
Champion of Life award recipients are honored for achieving great success through dedication and hard work. Honorees are designated for overcoming obstacles and giving back to the community and country.
Foley was recognized for his remarkable dedication in integrating learning, faith and leadership in all areas of university life.
He has served as president of the University of Mobile since 1998. He has led the intentional integration of learning, faith and leadership while raising academic standards, building new residence halls, establishing outstanding programs such as the Center for Performing Arts, and earning the private Christian university national rankings.
Foley has outlined a bold vision for the future of the university as a nationally recognized leader of the revitalization of Christian character and faith in America through the university Center for Leadership and the Twelve23 Movement.
He also initiated the University of Mobile RamKids Program which is a faith-based, mentor-oriented, leadership development program designed to guide selected at-risk individuals through high school and into and through college.
Foley is the chairman elect of the Presidential Council for the 16-university-member Southern States Athletic Conference of the NAIA. He is a former member of the Executive Committee and past chairman of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, a former commissioner of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America, Southeast Inc.
He is the author of a new book, titled “It’s Time," which is currently being published.