Poc at ic allies crowd around an ithaca college student who supports tom rochon s efforts. Collados appointment was promoted by the college as a break with the mosly white male past leadership before an arena packed with thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and distinguished guests from across the country, shirley m. Jun, 2014 tom rochon has been the president of ithaca college since july 2008. A little over a month into ithaca college president tom rochon s final academic year in office, faculty members are expressing concerns that the administration has failed to adequately address a body of grievances they voiced during the fall 2015 semester a year ago, a group of faculty members signed a document citing key concerns about the core of the leadership at the college, with. On september 1, the college revealed a new branding and marketing campaign designed to distill the entire ic experience into one concept. Ithaca college presidents salary greater than peers the. I am proud of the progress and accomplishments achieved by the college over what will. Rochon has served as ithaca college s president since 2008. Ic students have no confidence in ic president ithaca times. Ithaca college president resigns after protests over race issues. The college is best known for its large list of alumni who have played substantial roles in the media and entertainment industries.
Drawing on her strong professional foundation in the academy and in the nonprofit sector, president shirley m. Ideas, activism, and changing values, received a distinguished scholarship prize from the american sociological association and was named by choice an outstanding academic book of 1998. Nov 11, 2015 hundreds of students at ithaca college held a protest on nov. Daisy jane from ithaca lives on in my head now that i have finished this wonderful book. Tom welcomes your observations or questions on any topic related to education and assessment. After a few minutes of talking to ithaca college s new president, you get the feeling hes interested in and focused on what youre saying, taking it all in. Tom rochon the ithacan the ithacan ithaca colleges. Ithaca college president tom rochon announced today that, after much reflection over the colleges winter break, he has decided to retire effective july 1, 2017. Second, we wonder if rochon consulted any faculty or researched past situations to get a feel for the culture at the college before writing his response. Rochon, a former assistant professor in the politics department at princeton university, has. These elements are the core of the ithaca college experiencetoday and every day.
Thomas in minnesota, and as president of ithaca college in new york. Rochon does not actually receive the funds they are reported as retirement and other deferred compensation. Ithaca college president tom rochon announces retirement. Though ithaca college president tom rochon s salary ranks ahead of presidents at similar colleges and universities, the average salary of faculty at the college is below the median in the college s peer group, according to two recently released surveys by the chronicle of higher education. Rochon s retirement comes amid months of protests and calls for his resignation by students, alumni, and faculty.
Ithaca college keeps tuition down, quality up news. And custer said he hasnt seen any commitment from president tom rochon regarding. Ithaca college president thomas rochon announces retirement. Ithaca college president tom rochon announced today that, after much reflection over the college s winter break, he has decided to retire effective july 1, 2017. Books communication research methods ithaca college. Nigel cyril, a junior at ithaca college who is studying emerging media and italian, said hes never had a black professor. The college is best known for its large list of alumni who ha. Ithaca college president, under steady fire, will retire, but not for 18. We are here, and we demand change say ic protesters. Collado, the incoming president of ithaca college, plans to bring a new take on diversity to the campus.
Find out the six key college experiences that can result in a great job and a great life. Association and was named by choice an outstanding academic book of 1998. Ithaca college authors ithaca college campus store. May 08, 2009 monday, may 4th, 2009, in eyes of ithaca college president tom rochon. Ithaca college president tom rochon announced thursday that he is retiring, effective at the end of the 20162017 academic year. He and other called on college president tom rochon to resign. Ithaca college 5 things i wish i had known before attending. Ithaca college president tom rochon announced his resignation today after much reflection following student protests against his failure to. Protestors confront ithaca college president youtube.
My work life became dramatically more exciting in 2014, when i accepted the commission to write the next installment of the institutional history of ithaca college. President of ithaca college resigns following protests over race. Ithaca, ny ithaca college will officially welcome some 1,800 firstyear students to campus on monday, aug. After a few minutes of talking to ithaca college s new president, you get the feeling hes interested in and focused on what youre saying, taking it all in, and storing it in his memory for future reference. In a report titled the case for intellectual diversity at ithaca college, published in 2004, he argued it is the college s responsibility to present students with diverse viewpoints. These new methods include putting change suckers in the showers and toilets, making students pay for heatingcooling per hour in the residence halls charging extra in. Ithaca college president tom rochon announced the creation of a chief diversity officer position to provide leadership over ongoing. Ithaca college president tom rochon, political science prof. Tom rochon, president of ithaca college, signed presidents. The undergraduate student population on the ithaca college campus increased overnight by more than 50 percent between march 31 and april 2 of this year. Faculty react to rochons ic view response ithaca college. Tom rochon, president of ithaca college, signed presidents letter to trump. Ithaca college president resigns after student racism protests the. Ithaca college president tom rochon announces plans to.
To the ithaca college board of trustees, a semester after a majority of the campus voiced no confidence in his leadership, tom rochon continues to make decisions that negatively impact both. A beautiful view i woke up to every day in ithaca even though its almost snowing. Ithaca college president tom rochon will be departing in spring 2017. John harcourts book ended with the arrival of james j.
No confidence echoed across campus wednesday, shouted by at least a thousand students who took part in a solidarity walk out at ithaca college. Christopher burch 76, ceo of burch creative capital and cofounder of the tory burch womens fashion label, at his resort in sumba, indonesia, in marc h to discuss how burchs relationship with the college would continue. Whalen, and our current president tom rochon asked me to tell the story of the college. Awarded a distinguished scholarship prize by the collective behavior and social movements section of. Jan 14, 2016 tom rochon had recently received a vote of no confidence from students and faculty. Ithaca college is a private liberal arts college in ithaca, new york. Icview 20153, president tom rochon, presidents column, presidents corner. President rochon of ithaca college signs letter to trump urging him to speak out against harassment and hate. Thomas rochon resigns as president of ithaca college, effective july 1, after months of racial tensions on campus. Ithaca college library 953 danby road ithaca, ny 14850. I hope you will hold these students along with their families, friends, classmates, and professors in your thoughts and prayers at. My travels have taken me through most every large shelter in north america, and i always get a smile when i first walk into rural services.
He has given periodic lectures and seminars on dutch politics for embassy personnel of the u. Mixed reactions from ithaca college faculty on rochons. Ithaca college faculty respond to rochon stepping down. The ithaca college administration prevented the ithaca college republicans and ic young americans for liberty from bringing rightwing speaker milo yiannopoulos to campus for a speaking event yiannopoulos, speaker, writer, media personality and known figure of the altright, was invited to speak at the college by the two clubs to have an intellectual debate with a faculty member about.
Ithaca college president tom rochon said in a statement. Ithaca college president tom rochon announced at a thursday faculty meeting that the administration is developing new ways to suck enormous amounts of cash from students. The twoway tom rochon said he believed it was time for a leader to make a. Thomas rochon president educational records bureau linkedin. Collado works to advance ithaca colleges mission of offering a comprehensive residential student experience that uniquely blends the liberal arts with professional programs of study. My book, ritual practices to gain power, which was published in 1998 by. Say goodbye to another racially insensitive white college.
Ithaca college is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational liberal arts college located on the south hill of ithaca, new york, united states. The college was founded by william egbert in 1892 as a conservatory of music and is set against the backdrop of the city of ithaca, cayuga lake, waterfalls, and gorges. A day in the life of ithaca college president tom rochon. I loved it susan fish has written a very good book, i congratulate her, it is wonderfully written and i predict she will become one of our best canadian writers if she keeps writing like that.
Rochon, a former assistant professor in the politics department at princeton university, has been instrumental in initiating. Tom rochon, erbs new president, is no stranger to big jobs. President of ithaca college resigns following protests. Although ithaca college has its good sides and bad sides what college dont. Ithaca college students want president tom rochon to resign. Faculty at ithaca college have expressed mixed reactions to the early retirement of president tom rochon. Some believe it was the right call, some feel rochon should leave the college sooner, while others said rochon did not deserve the criticism he received. Sep 21, 2016 a little over a month into ithaca college president tom rochons final academic year in office, faculty members are expressing concerns that the administration has failed to adequately address a body of grievances they voiced during the fall 2015 semester. Months after hundreds of ithaca college students engaged in a walkout over racial insensitivity on campus, college president tom rochon has. Rochon has served as ithaca colleges president since 2008. Jan 14, 2016 thomas rochon resigns as president of ithaca college, effective july 1, after months of racial tensions on campus. Rochon said in a statement that he and burch discussed the events from last fall. Jan 14, 2016 ithaca college president tom rochon is retiring, effective july 2017. Tom rochon, president of ithaca college, signed presidents letter to trump president rochon of ithaca college signs letter to trump urging him to speak out against harassment and hate this is the text of the letter.
In contrast to spaces in large shelters, the friendship center in the ithaca rescue mission, is more like a living room. Under rochon, several vice presidents have left ic or come and gone, turning ithaca college into an academic waystation where relationshipbuilding and longterm planning are nearly impossible. Its hard to sum up ithaca college in one word, but at the start of the fall semester, ic did exactly that. The latest administrator to join the growing list is ithaca college president tom rochon, who, after officially receiving a vote of no confidence from students. Many faculty members and the activist portion of the student body cannot stand this guy. Ithaca college faculty voice concerns with rochons. Or will balancing only be applied when some donors or alumni adhere to a particular political doctrine. Following protests, ithaca college president announces. The supporter explains his view while the protesters explain theirs.
Collado works to advance ithaca college s mission of offering a comprehensive residential student experience that uniquely blends the liberal arts with professional programs of study. College prevents milo yiannopoulos from speaking on campus. Named by choice as an outstanding academic book for 1998. Jun 07, 2017 at ithaca college, a president focused on diversity shirley m. During his nine years as president, rochon drove transformational change focused on increasing educational quality and controlling student tuition costs, taking full advantage of the possibilities inherent in a college. After a semester of protests and many years of general, widespread disapproval this seems like at least 71. I made great friends and professors that i can connect with. Results of a noconfidence vote in president tom rochon by students were revealed at a student government association meeting at ithaca college on monday, nov. Approximately 40 students, led by members of the poc at ic group, stormed the stage oct. Rochon was a regular speaker on european political. Tom rochon has been the president of ithaca college since july 2008. Ithaca college doesnt use data to document how its education translates into successful careers, said rochon, although he allowed that the school is broadly subject to national trends. Ithaca college president resigns after protests over race. No, we didnt accidentally send out an extra 3,400 letters of admission.
Reuters students stage a diein at ithaca college in november, 2016. Thomas in minnesota and as president of ithaca college in new york. This innovative book challenges the most powerful and pervasive ideas concerning political economy, international relations, and ethics in the modern world. A day in the life of ithaca college president tom rochon duration. During his nine years as president, rochon drove transformational change focused on increasing educational quality and controlling student tuition costs, taking full advantage of the possibilities. Ithaca college president tom rochon to retire business insider.
Ithaca college president tom rochon, political science. Ithaca college s new branding initiative takes flight. The heads of college and university administrators continue to roll over accusations of racial insensitivity and the failure to adequately respond to systemic racism. Ithaca college president, under steady fire, will retire. Will the college publish balancing perspectives when discussing racism or sustainability. I absolutely loved the way she ended the book, it was perfect. Collado was inaugurated as the ninth president in ithaca colleges 125year history on saturday, nov. Rochon served as the eighth president of ithaca college, from july 2008 to june 2017. Jan 06, 2016 in ithaca college news, president tom rochon will not leave, at least not this calendar year. Since rochon s arrival, the deans of all 5 schools have changed oversometimes more than once. On september 1, the college revealed a new branding and marketing campaign designed to. Meet ic president tom rochon ic view ithaca college.
At ithaca college, a president focused on diversity the new. Prior positions also include service as executive director of the gre programs at the educational testing service. Ive never had a black professor, said junior nigel cyril, who was holding a sign asking the students to vote no confidence in the president. Rochon visits chris burch to discuss relationship with college. Ithaca business goes viral on kickstarter with pre book technology. Ithaca college millennium alumni directory 2000 ithaca college on. The protest started following a launch of a no confidence. On january 1, 2018, he assumed leadership of erb, following the 14year tenure of dr.
Ithaca college announced wednesday that it has selected a new president. Nov 11, 2015 emboldened by recent upheavals at the university of missouri, hundreds of ithaca college students staged a walkout wednesday to demand the resignation of president tom rochon, who they claim has. Read tom rochons speeches and publications during his time as president. Ithaca colleges 2017 federal form 990 was released april 16 for the 201718 fiscal year, indicating president shirley m. Nov 11, 2015 nearly a thousand ithaca college students participated in a big walk out, seeking the resignation of ithaca college president tom rochon. Thomas rochon s april 17 inauguration inspired an academic symposium, concerts, presentations, celebratory remarks, and visits from dozens of dignitaries. Feb 24, 2016 ithaca college s president, tom rochon, announced his intent to resign in july 2017. The actions of president tom rochon over the last seven years have brought ithaca college into a state of crisis and many faculty members have been left with grave doubts as to whether he can effectively address the dire situation in which we find ourselves.
Rereading classical authors including adam smith, james steuart, adam ferguson, hegel, and marx, it provides a systematic and fundamental cultural critique of political economy and. The protests in november were in solidarity with the resignation of the university of missouris president, and to draw attention to allegations of racist incidents on ithaca s campus. I choice ithaca college because it was a good fit for me and even though i dont like something i dont regret my choice. Ithaca college students vote no confidence in president tom.820 1271 982 387 1037 889 356 603 721 1480 1109 299 741 1500 336 317 400 511 808 1233 633 575 792 1203 849 641 783 792 437 17 728 1281 346 426 1207 758