Say farewell to Tom Rochon at reception May 20 St. Thomas Newsroom May 14, 2008 Say farewell to Tom Rochon at reception May 20 The President’s Office will host a farewell reception for Dr. Tom Rochon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Rogge-Leyden Room, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. The reception will include a program at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Tom RochonRochon joined St. Thomas in August 2003 as vice president for academic affairs. (See the Bulletin Today story published May 23, 2003.) Several weeks later, Dr. Judith Dwyer, executive vice president, left St. Thomas to become president of St. Xavier University in Chicago. Dease reorganized the senior administration and appointed two executive vice presidents: Rochon, who also carries the title of chief academic officer, and Dr. Mark Dienhart, who also is chief administrative officer. The university community is invited to stop by the farewell reception to say goodbye and wish Rochon well as he heads to Ithaca College to become its eighth president on July 1.