Tuskegee University’s President Gilbert Rochon Resigns

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  • TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Gilbert Rochon has resigned as president of Tuskegee University after three years on the job.

    The Tuskegee board of trustees announced Saturday that Rochon offered his resignation during a board meeting, and the board accepted. The resignation was effective immediately.

    The board said Tuskegee alumnus Matthew Jenkins will serve as acting president. He’s retired from a veterinary practice in Compton. Calif., and is chairman of SDD Enterprises, a real estate investment and property management firm that operates in eight states. His foundation has been a major donor to Tuskegee.

    The board chairman, retired Maj. Gen. Charles Williams, said the board will conduct a national search for a new president.

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    2 thoughts on “Tuskegee University’s President Gilbert Rochon Resigns

    1. For one thing, the president of the HBCUs are earning way too much money given the dire financial straits of most of them… Howard’s president was earning 650K+….

    2. My guess would be that this has something to do with Minister Louis Farrakhans visit and the fact that the ADL could not bully Mr. Rochon into rejecting the Minister. I thank Mr. Rochon for standing up like a man!

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