Rochelle Sapp


Public Service Associate faculty member, Office of Learning and Organizational Development University of Georgia

Rochelle Sapp is a Public Service Associate faculty member in the Office of Learning and Organizational Development as part of the Office for the Associate Dean for Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia. Rochelle plays a key role in the coordination, development, and implementation of the national faculty leadership programs for the land-grant system (LEAD21) and URG faculty in STEM (IAspire Leadership Academy). She began working with LEAD21 in 2011 and then began developing IAspire in 2018 through a National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant. In addition to LEAD21 and IAspire, Rochelle provides leadership and professional development trainings for extension professionals in Georgia, coordinates UGA Extension’s Employee Engagement Initiative, and facilitates special projects for Extension and the college. Previously, she has taught courses in leadership, ethics, and culture. She has worked closely with agricultural, forestry, and natural resources industry leaders through two different state-wide leadership development programs in both Florida and Georgia. Rochelle received her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Leadership Development from Texas A&M University in 2006 and her master’s and doctorate degrees in Agricultural Education and Communication specializing in Leadership Development from the University of Florida in 2008 and 2011. She lives in Bluffton, Georgia with her husband, Brian, two kids, Charleston and Whitman, and their growing number of farm critters.