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Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled

Nik Cunningham and Rhonda Wheeler

July 17, 2020

University President Ronald Rochon sent an email to the USI staff and student body announcing spring commencement has been officially canceled. “I had sincerely hoped to stand and celebrate with you, but this decision does not in any way diminish the amount of pride we have in the work that you hav...

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

January 9, 2019

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kennard Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs, President Ronald Rochon announced in an email sent to the USI community Jan. 9. "Dr. Kiessling is consistently student-focused and has brought a tremendous energy and passion to thi...

Provost’s old friend delivers informative speech, says ‘the dream still matters’

Bradie Gray

January 19, 2015

James Anderson, a man of more achievements than one can count on both hands, delivered an informative speech during the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon. Anderson, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Education; head of the Department of Education Policy, Or...

Provost interviews for chancellor position in Washington


Paola Marizan

November 20, 2014

UPDATED 12:02 p.m. Nov. 25 Provost Ronald Rochon has applied for chancellor at the University of Washington - Tacoma.  Rochon, who has served as Provost at USI since 2010, was scheduled to interview for the chancellor position Monday. He is the fourth of five interviews for the position. Eac...

New VP position to improve enrollment

Shannon Hall

February 18, 2014

President Linda Bennett is adding her first vice president position – vice president for enrollment management (VPEM). “It’s a brand new position for the history of our university,” Provost Ron Rochon said. “The primary objective is to have this person come in with a skill set that is innovative...

Rowser replaces Durham as interim graduate studies director

James Vaughn

February 11, 2014

Provost Ronald Rochon appointed Mayola Rowser interim graduate studies director after former director Wesley Durham stepped down. Rowser, College of Nursing and Health Professions assistant dean and Doctor of Nursing Practice program chair, started Monday. "I needed someone to fill the position...

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