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Roger Richardson will no longer hold the interim chief diversity officer position at the college and will continue in his role as associate provost of diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Diversity officer position search put on hold

By Grace Elletson, News Editor October 25, 2017
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado announced that Roger Richardson will no longer hold the interim chief diversity officer position.
Roger Richardson, the current interim chief diversity officer, said he agrees with the decision to delay the search for the new Chief Diversity Officer.

Chief Diversity Officer search delayed until Fall

By Sophie Johnson, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2017
Swensen said he thinks it is a good idea to delay the search until Collado’s arrival, especially considering her experience with diversity initiatives.

College Briefs March 23

March 22, 2017

All Ithaca College students safe after London Parliament attack All Ithaca College students studying abroad at the Ithaca College London Center have been reported safe following an attack outside...

Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the campus community at a March 2015 town hall meeting about announced staff cuts. Following the All-College Meeting Aug. 19, Rochon said there will be no additional cuts this year.

IC administration lists priorities at All-College Meeting

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 23, 2016
The Ithaca College administration took a different approach to the biannual All-College Meeting on Aug. 18. Instead of the traditional meeting structure consisting of updates on the budget, enrollment data or upcoming initiatives, President Tom Rochon focused on two “commitments” to the campus community — diversity and inclusion, and shared governance.
Junior Tate Johnson addressed the crowd of an anti-racism rally held Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock at Ithaca College, during which attendees voiced their criticisms of President Tom Rochon. Rochon was called upon to speak at the event.

Success with addressing campus racial issues varies nationwide

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
During the Fall 2015 semester, colleges and universities across the country were rocked by student protests addressing racial tensions on campuses. Ithaca College was also affected by these issues, and it is among many other institutions that are now trying to heal their communities while also facing losses in enrollment and retention.
Editorial: Chief diversity officer position is questionable

Editorial: Chief diversity officer position is questionable

April 20, 2016
The college already has a role that fulfills this job description: the associate provost for diversity, inclusion and engagement.
Roger Richardson, associate vice provost for diversity, inclusion and engagement, was hired in November 2015 to serve as the interim chief diversity officer. President Tom Rochon said he is reconsidering the position.

Ithaca College reconsiders chief diversity officer position

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
President Tom Rochon said he is considering other options for the position — to have one position or transform it into a council. He said he is relying on the Council of Diversity and Inclusion to make a recommendation on how he should proceed.

Editorial: College should pay mind to original action plan

March 2, 2016
It would appear that making the plan was a tactical move to save face.
Roger Richardson will no longer hold the interim chief diversity officer position at the college and will continue in his role as associate provost of diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Q&A: Richardson discusses role as chief diversity officer

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer November 19, 2015
"These are not new issues. They’re not new issues for our nation. They’re not new issues for institutions of higher education."

Open Letter: Faculty object to top-down administrative hires

By Ithaca College Faculty November 17, 2015
We strongly oppose the recent decision by President Tom Rochon to create a "Chief Diversity Officer" position at Ithaca College.

Open Letter: Official statement from POC at IC after walkout

By POC at IC November 11, 2015
The removal of a College president is possible and the reason why this should be considered for IC is very clear.

College announces new chief diversity officer position

By Kyle Arnold, Staff Writer November 11, 2015
Ithaca College announced the creation of a new position at the college, chief diversity officer, Nov. 10, focused on addressing student concern about racism and cultural bias.
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