AAICU President General Paul Hankins Named 66th YMCA "Man of the Year"


This year's recipient, an active member of Frazer Methodist Church, has served as the chair of the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex for almost four years. He is currently active on the Metro YMCA Board of Directors, the YMCA Strategic Planning Committee, the YMCA Property Committee, and a member of the YMCA Jimmy Hitchcock Committee. He is passionate about service to the youth of Montgomery through his YMCA work.
He holds a BS degree from the United States Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs and an MS degree from Troy University. He completed a national fellowship with the Broad Foundation's School Superintendents Academy and the Columbia Graduate School of Business Senior Executive Program.
He served in the United States Air Force for over 29 years where he served as the university president for three separate educational arms. He was hired as the president of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in February 2005 after serving as municipal consultant to the Mayor of the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is a member of countless boards outside of his YMCA work including Montgomery Housing Authority, Montgomery Education Foundation, Alabama Military Stability Foundation, Tukabatchee Area Boy Scouts, Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Board of Directors, and the Central Alabama Sports Commission. 
For 66 years, teens of the Montgomery Student YMCAs have shown their appreciation to the men and women dedicated to serving youth in the community by planning and executing the YMCA's Man of the Year annual program held the first Monday of December at Trinity Presbyterian Church. At the banquet, students pay tribute to the nominees, one of whom is selected as Man of the Year.
This year's program, co-chaired by Claudia Hubbard of St. James School, and Catharine del Carman of LAMP, featured 12 nominees and a guest speaker, Sim Sippial, YMCA of Greater Montgomery's 2016 Man of the Year.
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