Tuskegee University president addresses staff assembly


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (October 4, 2011)  — Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon highlighted progress and upcoming changes during the Fall General Staff Assembly held today in the University Chapel. Employee education and the advancement of the university were chief in Rochon’s address.

Rochon urged staff and faculty to further their education and take advantage of the resources available at the university. He said 11 proposed majors are being submitted for review and that a number of opportunities are available for employees to grow and develop. Also, he shared his own personal story of changing educational paths and the benefit of going back to school.

“I am convinced that the best workforce is an intelligent workforce,” Rochon said.

Rochon also spoke about the structural needs of the university. He mentioned several construction and repair projects that are in progress or slated to begin, such as renovations at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Staff senate chair, Marilyn DeNeal, noted some of the senate’s accomplishments such as reinstating 12-month payments for parking decals and the tuition waiver for employees and dependents. A quarterly newsletter and an initiative for a healthier campus are among upcoming projects. New financial developments and changes to employee insurance coverage were also addressed.

Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon addresses staff in the fall assembly.

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