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Gilbert Rochon named sixth president of Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University
September 21, 2010
Dr. Andrew Brimmer, chairman of the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon as the sixth President of Tuskegee University, effective Nov.1. Rochon comes to Tuskegee from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Rochon comes highly recommended with an impressive set of credentials, Brimmer stated. Rochon currently serves as a senior research scientist at the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and director of the Terrestrial Observatory at Purdue. The Observatory is a real-time satellite ground station for interdisciplinary multi-sensor remote sensing. Additionally, he served as Associate Vice President for Collaborative Research and Engagement at Purdue.

Brimmer stated that the final phase of the University's presidential search process was carried out by Ayers and Associates of Arlington, Va.

"The search firm did an excellent job in bringing Dr. Rochon forward," Brimmer said.

In recommending the candidate, Brimmer told the Board of Trustees: "As we reviewed and evaluated Dr. Rochon's Education and Professional Experience, it became evident that he has been preparing thoroughly (without aiming for it explicitly) for the presidency of Tuskegee University. His resume is very impressive."

Rochon earned his bachelor's degree in English from Xavier University (New Orleans); a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale University School of Medicine; and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rochon has held several positions in education, health, and community and national agencies. His resume includes: director of the Dorchester Mental Health Center, Boston State Hospital, Boston, Mass.; tenured associate professor, appointment to the Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professorship and director/chair, Urban Studies and Public Policy Institute at Dillard University in New Orleans, La., where he established joint BA/MS degree programs in collaboration with counterparts at Columbia University (Urban Planning), New School for Social Research (Public Policy) and State University of New York, Stonybrook (Coastal Oceanography); and researcher and investigator in divisions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Rochon has an extensive background of international research. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Rochon, a native of New Orleans, has been the recipient of many research fellowships, including the Fulbright Senior Specialist Research Fellow, International Nutrition Fellow, the Dwight David Eisenhower Faculty Fellow, and the Dorothy Danford Compton Fellow.
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