Sean Rochelle named director of the Razorback Foundation

by The City Wire staff ( 10 views 

University of Arkansas graduate and former Razorback Athletics administrator, Dr. Sean Rochelle has been named executive director of the Razorback Foundation.

The announcement was made Friday (Feb. 15) by Ken Mourton, Razorback Foundation chairman.

Rochelle has been with the Razorback Foundation since 2008, most recently serving as senior associate director. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rochelle worked in the men’s and women’s athletic departments before serving as the director of development in the combined athletic department.

A native of Elkins, Ark., Rochelle received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello while competing as a football student-athlete. Rochelle later earned both his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Rochelle was promoted to fill the vacancy created when previous executive director Chris Wyrick was named vice chancellor for University Advancement at the University of Arkansas.

Before joining the Razorback Foundation, Rochelle served an assistant athletic director for development for the women’s athletic department and the combined athletics department formed in January 2008.

Prior to returning to Arkansas, Rochelle spent five years at Azusa Pacific University. Among his work at Azusa Pacific, he was the chair of the department of exercise and sport science.

A two-time academic all-America football player at Arkansas-Monticello, Rochelle quarterbacked UAM to their only 10-win season in school history. Named the co-offensive player of the year of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference in 1988, he was also inducted into the UAM Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Before shifting to an academic and administrative career, Rochelle served as a graduate assistant football coach at Arkansas and Clemson. He also served as an assistant coach at UAM before traveling west to Azusa Pacific.