Patricia Saul Rochon taught at Xavier, Dillard, Penn State and Purdue universities before coming to Tuskegee as first lady. She graduated from Xavier with a degree in speech (B.A.) and has a master's from Yale University in theater (M.F.A.). She has performed in Off-Off-Broadway productions, an itinerant children's group, and directed a young theater group. She studied media at Boston University and later received two regional Emmys for producing television news shows at the CBS affiliate in Boston. She produced a television talk show at Xavier and started television news shows at Dillard and Purdue training students as videographers, editors, writers, reporters, studio production personnel and on-air talent. Individual student work and show collaboration received top honors in various regional categories of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and other national competitions. Since coming to Tuskegee, she has developed a strong interest in materials archived at the university and used many of its hidden holdings to decorate and honor the history of Tuskegee at the presidential residence, Grey Columns.

Prior to coming to Tuskegee, Patricia Rochon was a clinical assistant professor of digital media at Purdue University and executive producer of FAST TRACK and FAST TRACL TE INFORMA.

After joining the Tuskegee family, she has hosted many dignitaries and internationl guests at Grey Columns.  Her hospitality has been graciously received at many of these events including: Homecoming receptions for alumni and friends, Graduation receptions for graduating seniors and their parents, post-Convocation dinners, entertaining receptions for well-known Tuskegee alumni Lionel Richie and Tom Joyner, and most recently hosting the cast of the block-buster movie, 'Red Tails.'   



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Patricia S. Rochon, is married to Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon, the sixth president of Tuskegee University. They are the proud parents of Hildred Sarah Rochon, MPH, MS, a student at Brown University Alpert School of Medicine (Providence, RI), and Emile Saul Rochon, a student at the University of Queensland School of Medicine (Brisbane, Australia).