Voorhees continues to benefit greatly from Rochelle’s leadership roles outside the classroom. Rochelle currently serves as the Voorhees Liaison for the Carolina Cluster of the UNCF-funded Career Pathways Initiative. Her previous leadership roles at Voorhees include serving as Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Title III Coordinator, Director of the Center of Excellence in the Humanities, and Hostess of the radio talk show “Views and News from Voorhees College”.
Rochelle holds a BA in French-English from Saint Augustine’s College and an MS in English-Education from North Carolina A&T State University. She was awarded the Doctor of Pedagogy, Honoris Causa, from Barber-Scotia College. Rochelle engaged in further study at The Catholic University of America and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has traveled extensively in reviewing higher education programs in Japan, the Philippines, and England.
Prior to joining the Voorhees faculty, Rochelle was active in education leadership in North Carolina. She served on the Advisory Board of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges and was a member of the Professional Practices Commission of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.