RICHMOND -- Governor Bob McDonnell announced three board appointees to fill vacancies on the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Thursday.
The new appointments come nearly a month after McDonnell asked several board members to resign. That request coincided with a flood of problems at the school, including lagging enrollment, a failing nursing program and financial books in disarray.
The three appointees are Lt. General Michael Rochelle (Ret.), Dr. Deborah DiCroce, and Bryan Cuffee.
These three new appointees will join the Board of Visitors not long after Eddie Moore stepped in as interim president after the board voted to fire its previous president.
"Each appointee brings unique strengths and experiences to the board that will be vital to carrying out an innovative, strategic path for the University’s future," McDonnell said. "Norfolk State University has a history of academic excellence, outstanding alumni, and strong community support. I have no doubt the University can overcome its current challenges and become a leader again in placing graduates in competitive, in-demand careers.”