ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca College’s student government has voted unanimously to hold a school-wide “no confidence” vote over Ithaca College President Tom Rochon.

In an 11-0 vote, the Student Government Association called on a confidential vote

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of no confidence in President Tom Rochon. This vote will be done on

Qualtrics, will be confidential, will follow best practices approved by

Institutional Research, and will be sent to every student of Ithaca College

via email.

It is further resolved that, The Student Government Association will

issue the following timeline — The vote will be initiated by Wed November

4, and will continue for 3 and 1/2 weeks (26 days). The results will then be

released in an SGA meeting, posted online, and sent to the Board of

Trustees on November 30.

It is further resolved that, The Student Government Association

formally recommends that The Ithaca College Faculty move to initiate a

similar vote of no confidence.

It is further resolved that, The Student Government Association follow

this model in moving forward. We will assess student confidence in

President Rochon, and project that confidence to the community as well as

send it to the Board of Trustees. We will then assess the values that we

students hold for a College President followed by projecting them publicly

no matter what the result of the vote. We will then use all of this in our

continued assessment of governance, looking to institute a shared

governance model in 2015/2016.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.