I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bria Rochelle-Stephens ’18 to serve as Vice President for Strategic Academic Initiatives and Director of the Presidential Fellows Program, effective January 1, 2023. She succeeds Leanne Mallory Carroll ’05, who has resigned to accept an administrative position at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. I am grateful to Leanne Carroll for her leadership as first director of the Presidential Fellows Program and for establishing it as an integral part of the academic and co-curricular life of the College.
Vice President Rochelle-Stephens distinguished herself as a student at Huntingdon, graduating summa cum laude with a major in Exercise Science, and then at Duke University Divinity School where she graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2021 and where she now serves on the Board of Visitors. As a Huntingdon student, she was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, was a four year starter on the volleyball team and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and was elected Homecoming Queen by her fellow students. Returning to Huntingdon as a Religion faculty member in 2021, she received the Julia Lightfoot Sellers Award for excellence in teaching at the May, 2022 Commencement Exercises. She has served the Presidential Fellows Program as Co-Coach of the Politics, Culture and Civic Engagement Team this academic year, and she will continue co-coaching that team and teaching one course in the Religion Department during spring semester 2023 while assuming her new vice presidential responsibilities.
Please reach out to Bria Rochelle-Stephens with your best wishes!
Huntingdon College is a college of the United Methodist Church.
Huntingdon College is committed to a policy against legally impermissible, arbitrary, or unreasonable discriminatory practices. Therefore, Huntingdon College, in accordance with Title IX and Section 106.8 of the 2020 Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, other applicable federal and state law, and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Furthermore, Huntingdon College, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived gender, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin in its education program or activity, including admission and employment.
Huntingdon College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX by policy.
Any person may report discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), and may do so in person, by mail, by telephone or by email using the contact information below.
Inquiries and/or complaints that are not related to disability discrimination can be addressed to: Huntingdon College Title IX Coordinator Eric A. Kidwell Library 1500 East Fairview Ave. Montgomery, AL 36106 TitleIXCoordinator@hawks.huntingdon.edu 334-833-4420* (This number is for discrimination-based reporting.) Huntingdon’s full policy and process, including an online reporting form, may be found at: https://www.huntingdon.edu/misconduct
Inquiries and/or complaints may also be addressed to (though it is advised the College’s process be first utilized): Assistant Secretary Office for Civil Rights (OCR) U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481 Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 TDD#: (877) 521-2172 Email: OCR@ed.gov Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr
Access Services Within any resolution process related to this policy, Huntingdon College provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities when that accommodation is consistent with federal law. For disability-related inquiries or complaints: Huntingdon College Director of Access Services/ 504 Coordinator Dr. Lisa O. Dorman 1500 East Fairview Ave. Montgomery, AL 36106 email@example.com 334-833-4465 (This number is for requesting disability accommodations.)