I write to share the news that I have recommended the reappointment of Gregory S. Rose, PhD, as dean and director of The Ohio State University at Marion. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his reappointment is effective July 1, 2019, though June 30, 2024.
Dean Rose led the development of a new and robust strategic plan for the campus that identifies four focus areas: ensure student achievement; strengthen academic programs; increase and embrace diversity and inclusion; and institute and promote sustainable practices. The plan has been widely reviewed for feedback and is in the final stages of completion.
Dean Rose's collaborative approach brought many successes for the campus during his current term, including the construction of the Science and Engineering Building; the introduction of the 4-year biology degree and engineering coursework; the hiring, retention and promotion of effective faculty and staff; and the reversal of a declining enrollment trend to an increasing enrollment trend.
In addition to his leadership of a thriving regional campus, he represented the campus at the university level and in the Marion community. At the university level, among many councils and committees, he also served as a member of the Steering Committee for University Reaccreditation and of the university's Health Plan Oversight Committee. In addition to an increasingly collaborative relationship with Marion Technical College, his leadership has included service on the Board of the United Way of Marion County and the Steering Committee of Creating Healthy Communities.
Dean Rose joined Ohio State's faculty in 1982. He had earned a bachelor's degree in geography and history, summa cum laude, from Valparaiso University, and a master's degree and doctorate in geography from Michigan State University.
Please join me in congratulating Greg as he begins his fourth term as dean and director. I appreciate Greg's energetic and effective leadership and am confident that the Marion campus is in great hands going forward.
Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost