Following major protests by student group POC at IC, students at Ithaca College have voted “no confidence” in President Tom Rochon.
Ithaca College’s Student Government Association’s recently completed vote of no confidence on President Tom Rochon and the faculty vote of no confidence currently underway can be understood in the context of similar actions at colleges and universities nationwide.
Ithaca College students have voted “no confidence” in President Tom Rochon, with 71.75 percent of students who voted expressing no confidence.
Tom Rochon has been president of Ithaca College since July 2008. His tenure has seen several campus initiatives, but it has also been marked by campus controversies and problems with the college’s racial climate.
Rochon’s disinterest in improving the student experience has all but ensured the current climate on South Hill.
In the wake of faculty discussions about initiating a vote of no confidence in President Tom Rochon, two out of five schools have voted for recommending Faculty Council conduct a vote, while one has voted against holding such a vote.