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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Rochelle L. Ford

In June 2014, Rochelle L. Ford, Ph.D., APR, became a tenured professor and the new chair of the Public Relations Department in the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, responsible for all undergraduate and graduate public relations programs at this PRWeek top-ranked university. Having served as a faculty member at Howard University since 1998, Dr. Ford has mentored hundreds of African American public relations professionals and championed the diversity agenda within the public relations industry through her research, grants, teaching and service. In August 2014, she was inducted into Arthur W. Page Society. She has published extensively on diversity and inclusion as well as issues facing higher education. She is a recipient of PRSA’s D. Parke Gibson Multiculturalism Award, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations Milestones in Mentoring Award and the National Black Public Relations Society Founders Award. She holds a BA from Howard University, MA from University of Maryland and a PhD from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. A mother of three, she has led Church Initiative’s Single and Parenting Ministry in the US and in Kenya.
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