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Tom Rochon



By Tom Rochon

One of my father’s favorite expressions is, “Fix the roof while the sun is shining.”

I thought often about that advice during the past year as IC faculty, staff, and students worked together to create the strategic vision we call IC 20/20. After all, the sun has long been shining on our roof. IC’s academic programs enjoy strong reputations....

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By President Tom Rochon

The undergraduate student population on the Ithaca College campus increased overnight by more than 50 percent between March 31 and April 2 of this year.

No, we didn’t accidentally send out an extra 3,400 letters of admission. We...

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After years of hoping, dreaming, and fund-raising, the campus will soon get its athletics and events center; construction is under way.

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for the athletics and events center, the sense of joy and relief was palpable. After years of planning and fund-raising, Ithaca College had met its $52.5 million fund-raising...

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In his first column, President Rochon shares joys, worries, a plan, and a request.

It is a pleasure to initiate this column in IC View, and I hope to be a regular visitor to these pages for years to come. I plan to use this column to share with you my perspective on some of the most important developments, challenges, and opportunities at Ithaca College. I hope you...

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