Appointed to the Board of Education in the Spring of 2002, Mrs. Roxie Kitchens will complete 10 years of service to the Troy City Schools in May of 2012. She is serving her second consecutive term as board president. Mrs. Kitchens heard of the upcoming vacancy on the Board and contacted her district's councilman, Mr. Charles Meeks, and expressed an interest in the position. This interest was sparked because of her personal interest in the school system, having a daughter in the system (Samantha, who is a 2011 graduate of CHHS) and because of the liberal issues that were making headlines in other states. In addition to her role on the local board, Mrs. Kitchens also serves as District Director for District 3 of the Alabama Association of School Boards.
Mrs. Kitchens moved to Troy in 1988 from St.Clair County when she married her husband, Sam. She immediately became active in the community through the couple's involvement in the Troy Jaycees and because of her husband's long time volunteer work with the Troy Recreation Department. She attended Jacksonville State University and UAB prior to moving to Troy. Mrs. Kitchens has been for employed for 23 years at Regions Bank and is currently in the position of Branch Team Leader. Mrs. Kitchens and her family attend Bush Memorial Baptist Church.