Rochelle Ford

Dean & Professor, Elon University, School of Communications


A tenured full professor. Accomplished student-centered senior administrator at national professional doctoral university and two comprehensive doctoral research universities. A PR Week Hall of Fame Inductee, Plank Center Milestones in Mentoring Award Winner, 2012 recipient of Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Nationally recognized leader and scholar in communications and diversity with award-winning teaching ability incorporating new technologies. Experienced, collaborative academic and research leader. Innovative fundraiser and fiscally sound budget manager. Data-driven, visionary strategic planner known for successfully establishing relationships with the business and university communities.