David Troutman ’82
David Troutman is an accomplished businessman and passionate supporter of the Cape non-profit community. He enjoys teaching classes at 4Cs and being part of its vibrant atmosphere.
As Salerno Regional Contracting Center Chief, he works under Counterinsurgency (COIN) contracting guidance from General David H. Petraeus.
Early Life and Education
David Troutman had a deep-seated passion for education, always striving to help others reach their educational objectives. For two decades, he served as teacher and principal at Elton High School and Welsh High School, inspiring generations of young minds alike.
He also served as a coach for football, boys’ basketball and track. Additionally, he was an active member of the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) and American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
His expertise in higher education has been recognized throughout the nation. He has collaborated with agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas Workforce Commission and various nonprofit foundations on numerous publications regarding its value and post-graduation employment outcomes; furthermore he was a founding member of Postsecondary Employment Outcomes Coalition.
David Troutman is an enthusiastic 4Cs alumnus and passionate supporter of the local nonprofit community. He co-owns Scargo Cafe in Dennis, is a “third generation” Big Brother, and volunteers six to eight hours each week with the YMCA Teen Achievers program.
He is a founding board member and seven-year chairman of Calmer Choice, a nonprofit that offers tools to children to better cope with challenging environments. A graduate of the Community Leadership Institute, he also presents at Philanthropy Partners of Cape Cod.
He is a widely-recognized expert in Federal resume writing and job searching. His award-winning books, Student’s Federal Career Guide (now in its 4th Edition), The Stars Are Lined Up for Military Spouses and The New SES Application have become essential reading for professionals working in these fields.
Achievements and Honors
David Troutman ’82 has been an enthusiastic supporter of the College for many years. He has taught classes, attended events and meetings, as well as mentored students.
He believes 4Cs is an invaluable resource for local residents seeking affordable, high-quality education. Additionally, he takes pleasure in being involved with several nonprofit organizations within his community.
He currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at The University of Texas System, providing leadership on rethinking data collection systems and processes. He leads a team of researchers who offer analytical support (descriptive and predictive analyses) to both internal and external stakeholders within and outside the System.
David Troutman was a dedicated father and grandfather with an immense passion for education. As a former high school teacher and principal in Louisiana, he later served on the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board.
He holds both a master’s and doctorate in human development and family studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, he serves as deputy commissioner of academic affairs for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
He had a deep-seated passion for improving Marion’s community, serving on the Airport Commission and being an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church. When not reading or spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed reading books. Unfortunately, his infectious laugh and lighthearted spirit will be missed by those left behind: his beloved wife Annette; four children; and three grandchildren.
David Troutman is a lawyer at Latham & Watkins who specializes in intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in high-profile cases such as Turner Broadcasting System and CNN, as well as Waffle House.
David loves nothing more than spending time with his family, attending sporting events and rock concerts, as well as traveling to different places around the world.
In a case filed by Curry, Troutman was ordered to submit information about his 2012 income to the court. Although no finding of contempt was rendered against Troutman for failing to do so, it did memorialize an agreement between both parties which increased Troutman’s child-support payment.