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Trustee — Class of 1996
Rochelle Goodwin headshot

Rochelle "Rocky" Goodwin serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Strategy at West Virginia University. Goodwin has enjoyed a 20-year career in public service, law, and policy. After practicing law and directing the State of West Virginia’s pro bono legal program, she spent nearly a decade leading the offices, policy work, economic development efforts and constituent services for Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

During her tenure with the Senate office, Goodwin managed policy, communications, and service, and convened statewide conversations with key stakeholders on priority issues such as health care, economic diversification, education, technology and infrastructure. In her current role, she furthers those efforts of aligning policy, service and education.

Goodwin, who earned a JD from West Virginia University in 2000, is married to Carte Goodwin ’96. They have two children, Wesley and Anna, and they reside in Charleston, West Virginia.