(Portland, OR) - Dr. Melody Rose, currently vice provost for Academic Programs and Instruction and dean of Undergraduate Studies at Portland State University (PSU), has accepted the position of vice chancellor for academic strategies of the Oregon University System (OUS). Rose began working at PSU in 1995 and will begin her new position on August 1.
"It's always great to see one of our faculty members succeed, and it's particularly gratifying in this case, since professor Rose has spent so much time helping other women succeed," said PSU President Wim Wiewel. "She will be a great asset to the entire Oregon University System."
Rose's responsibilities are broad but focus on leading and implementing strategic planning for the System in collaboration with the State Board of Higher Education and PK-20 institutions throughout Oregon.
"I'm looking forward to translating the work I've done at the university level to helping the Oregon University System
advance its policy and practice for the benefit of all Oregon's students," said Rose. "It will be great to approach issues
from a statewide perspective and to work collaboratively across all of the education sectors to ensure access and
affordability to higher education while maintaining the quality students have come to expect."
Rose has worked in numerous positions of increasing responsibility at PSU since 1995. In her current position as vice
provost for Academic Programs and Instruction, Rose is responsible for accreditation and assessment, and all matters
related to undergraduate and graduate student curricula and instruction. She was also the founder of New Leadership
Oregon/Center for Women, Politics & Policy at PSU where she developed program partnerships with dozens of
nonprofit, educational, corporate, and governmental organizations, and raised $1 million to advance the organization's
mission and work. She is a tenured professor of Political Science, where she has served in faculty positions, including
chair of the Division of Political Science.
"Rose has a very broad set of skills in the areas of student instruction, faculty support, online learning, program
development, and assessment," said OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner. "Besides being well known as a scholar
in the area of women and the political experience, Rose has a national reputation for being a change-agent,
collaborator and convener."
Rose's book Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail, was published in 2009. She received a Bachelor's degree in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz; a Master's degree in
Public Administration, a Master's in Government, and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.
About Portland State University (PSU)
Located in Portland, Oregon, PSU has about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PSU's motto is "Let
Knowledge Serve the City," and we provide every student with opportunities to work with businesses, schools
and organizations on real-world projects. Our downtown campus exhibits PSU's commitment to sustainability
with green buildings, while sustainability is incorporated into much of the curriculum.