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
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.