President Rochon announces transition team


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (December 2, 2010) — Tuskegee University president, Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon, has announced his official transition team to assist him with implementing his vision for the institution and its constituents.

"We have launched a new era and are striving for a pathway towards pre-eminence for Tuskegee University," Rochon said.

The team, led by Tuskegee University Board of Trustees chair and Tuskegee alumnus, Maj. Gen. Charles E. Williams (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retired), consists of representatives of the University's Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, students and other experts.

Members of the team are: Board of Trustees members Dr. Bernard E. Anderson, Andrew Hornsby, Dr. Willene Johnson, Howard G. Paster and Felker Ward; faculty members Dr. Luther S. Williams, dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Walter Hill, dean of the College of Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences; Dr. Legand Burge, dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Dr. Tsegaye Habtemariam, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health; staff members Dr. Cynthia Sellers, vice president for student affairs and Leslie V. Porter, vice president for business and fiscal affairs; Tuskegee University National Alumni Association president, Kimberly Woodard; and Student Government Association president, Ryan Burke. Other members are attorney Darryl Crompton; Dr. Sidney J. Fauria; Stephen A. Martin, CPA; Dr. Carlen Luke McLin; Kevin J. McLin, Sr.; Edwin Rigaud; Elizabeth Watkins Saul; attorney Jock Smith; Cheryl M. Thomas; Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi and retired Col. Richard Tolliver.

The transition team will begin official discussion in a two-day meeting. The first gathering is Dec. 2, beginning with a reception, followed by a presentation from the president. The team will conclude Dec. 3 with a half-day meeting to set transition objectives, parameters, assignments and discussion.

The team's objective is to have a report to the president by the end of February 2011.


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