Leadership In Public Life
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Kayser Auditorium
Rochonda Farmer-Neal earned her master's from Baylor University in Political Science and her bachelor's from Texas Woman's University. Rochonda is an alumnnus of Leadership Texas, PowerPipeline, and the Governor's Educational Leadership Development Program.
She has over nineteen years of experience working in government relations with both public and private entities. Since the fall of 2008, she has served as the Director of Government Relations for Baylor University serving as a liaison with the responsibility of communicating the university's legislative message. Additionally, she monitors proposed federal and state legislation to determine the potential impact on the university as well as represents the university to internal and external partners.
Prior to coming to Baylor, Rochonda was employed with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as a Government Relations Liaison and Community Affairs Liaison. Also, she served as the Director of Government Relations for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and as Government Relations Manager for the Texas Association of Counties.
She is an active volunteer and serves on many governmental and community workgroups and committees. She, her husband Johnny Neal II, her and son Johnny III (TreŽ), are members of the Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas where they are volunteers in the Education, Young Men, and Children's Ministries.