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Marylhurst University on Tuesday named Oregon University System Chancellor Melody Rose its 15th president. She starts her new job in mid-August.
Marylhurst, which is located in Marylhurst, Ore., near Portland, ranks No. 18 in Oregon for enrollment, according to the Portland Business Journal's most recent Book of Lists. It has approximately 1,400 students. It's known for its programs for adult learners.
Rose was named interim chancellor of the Oregon University System in February 2013 and subsequently named to the job permanently. She led the organization during a wide-ranging effort to streamline the state's education system.
“Her background and track record of successful academic leadership will be a great asset to Marylhurst,” said Andrew MacRitchie, chair of Marylhurst's board, in a news release.
Rose worked in various role for Portland State University prior to joining the Oregon University System, including as a vice provost. She was a tenured professor of political science at Portland State.
“I look forward to joining Marylhurst and building on the university’s strong commitment to empowering students,” Rose said, in a news release. “The history and mission of Marylhurst are an inspiration to me personally, and I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and board to serve our students and advance the vision and values of Marylhurst.”
Jerry Hudson had been serving as interim president of Marylhurst while it conducted a search for a new president. He replaced Judith Johansen, who resigned suddenly in 2013 at the start of the academic year.
The Business Journal recognized Rose with a Women of Influence award last year.