Dr. Ronald S. Rochon has served as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of
Southern Indiana since July 1, 2010. Dr. Rochon provides administrative leadership and oversight for all
academic and operational components of the University, and serves as the chief executive officer in the
absence of the president.
His experience in higher education includes serving as associate vice president for Teacher Education
and dean of the School of Education at Buffalo State College, director and co-founder of the Research
Center for Cultural Diversity and Community Renewal at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and chair
of the Executive Board of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE).
Dr. Rochon earned his undergraduate degree at Tuskegee University. His graduate degrees are from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral work was in educational policy studies, with an
emphasis on educational history and policy analysis. His teaching career has included work at University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Texas A & M University, Washington State University, and University of
He has garnered distinction for teaching, dedication to students, and community work. He is the
recipient of the Ronald McNair Scholarship, a 2009 mentor award. He was the 2009 Black History Month
"Change Maker" award recipient and received the distinguished alumni award from the College of
Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007.