President Rochon makes new staff appointments



TUSKEGEE, Ala. (July 17, 2012)  — Ruby Perry, associate dean for academic affairs for Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health has been chosen as interim chief of staff by Tuskegee University President, Gilbert L. Rochon. Perry, an alumna and former president of the Tuskegee Veterinary Medical Alumni Association.

From 1982 to 1988, Perry was an assistant veterinary radiology professor at Tuskegee. She also served as acting chair of the Department of Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Radiology. In 1988, she served as section chief of diagnostic imaging at Michigan State University; a post she held for six years. She was also a tenured associate professor of veterinary radiology for more than 17 years before returning to Tuskegee.

Perry is a graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and received a Master of Science degree from Michigan State University. She is also a board certified radiologist and member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Tamara Young Lee, Tuskegee’s associate vice president (AVP) for state and regional government affairs, in addition to her AVP duties, has been appointed editor-in-chief for the university's “10-Year Strategic Plan, 2013-2023.” She will chair the interdisciplinary Strategic Planning Committee and report directly to Rochon. The strategic plan will be developed in coordination with the “15-Year Master Plan, 2013-2028” for the university’s physical facilities.

Lee received her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a B.S. in music education from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.

Harold “Kippy” Tate, vice president of capital projects and facility services, will also now coordinate the development of the 15-year master plan and chair the Master Plan Committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural sciences from Tuskegee University and his master’s in architecture, also from Tuskegee. Tate will be assisted by Souleymane Fall, ArcGIS (geographic information system) site license manager and research assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences.

Fall received his doctorate in earth and atmospheric sciences from Purdue University; a master's degree in atmospheric sciences and a graduate certificate in geographic information systems from North Carolina State University; and a bachelor’s and master's degree in geography from Dakar University in Senegal. Fall is also a co-managing editor of the Journal of Terrestrial Observation and serves as a research affiliate of Tuskegee's Center for Geosciences and Climate Change.

Kawana McGough, director of publications and design, will serve as interim director for the Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. She has been with the university since 2007, and is responsible for the branding and visual identity of the university, as well as Tuskegee’s trademarks and licensing program. Before assuming her current post, she was the graphic designer for the office. From 1997-2007, she worked as a graphic designer for McQuick Printing Co. in Montgomery, Ala.

McGough has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. She is a member of the Black College Communication Association, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Society of America, and University College Designers Association.



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