Edward A. Overbey appointed special assistant to the president

Thu, 07/05/2007 (All day)

MOBILE, Ala. — The Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J., president of Spring Hill College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward A. Overbey as the special assistant to the president, effective immediately. 

Overbey, a graduate of the class of 1970, has served as a member of the board of trustees of Spring Hill College since 1996 and as vice chairman since 2004. As special assistant to the president, Overbey will be a member of the cabinet and will handle special projects and issues assigned to him, including the oversight of real estate development, WHIL radio station, and the Office of Communications and Marketing. 

“I look forward to working closely with Ed and to having the benefit of his rich experience in management and marketing at the table as we continue our efforts to strengthen the financial sustainability of the College and to ensure the richness of the educational experience of all of our students,” Lucey said.

Overbey brings to his new position 30 years of experience in retail with Mercantile Stores, including five years as president of Castner Knott. From 1999 to 2003 he also held the position of president of Definitive Solutions Company Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“I am delighted to be joining Fr. Lucey and the lhughesistration of Spring Hill. The College, at this time, is an exciting place to be with record enrollment, new buildings and renovations to enhance the learning and living experience for its students, an extremely dedicated faculty and staff with an ever-stronger commitment to the Catholic, Jesuit mission of ‘service to others,’” Overbey said. “And there is still much to do. This new position is a continuation of a very rewarding Spring Hill College experience – an experience enjoyed since 1966 as a student, alumnus, Alumni Board member and trustee.”

The Rev. Mark Lewis, S.J., associate professor of history, has served as the assistant to the president for the past year, which included responsibilities for the Office of Mission and Identity. Although Lewis will not continue as assistant to the president, he will continue his duties as the mission and identity officer, assume the responsibilities of the chair for the Division of Social Sciences, and continue as a faculty member in the history department.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (251) 380-2289.