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Rosalee Rush, Ph.D.

Interim VP for University Advancement
Senior Associate VP for Strategic Comms & Marketing

An intentional collaborator, Dr. Rosalee Rush has more than 15 years of professional experience in higher education in Strategic Communications, Brand Strategy, Media Relations, Marketing, Crisis Communications, Web Strategy, University Advancement, and Alumni Engagement.
Passionate about building and fostering mission-focused and results-driven teams, Rosalee is committed to connecting individuals and ideas to achieve optimal outcomes and shared success. Her leadership style is characterized by a genuine heart for people, guiding her teams with empathy and a focus on collaboration and purpose. Currently serving as the Interim Vice President for University Advancement at Stanislaus State, Rosalee leads an incredibly dedicated University Advancement team comprised of communications and marketing, alumni engagement, advancement operations and philanthropic services.
An American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow (2015-16), Rosalee has presented at numerous conferences on communications best practices, including at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) in 2016. She is the co-author of Learning Organization Principles: The Impact on a Midwest State Government as Perceived by Its Employees. Rosalee was named a King/Chavez/Parks Future Faculty Fellow and a Fellow at the National Summer Institute for the Center of Multicultural Excellence Academy at the University of Denver in 2008.
Rosalee currently serves as a Board member of the Northern California ACE Women’s Network and a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Senior Communication Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining Stan State, Rush was the assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, Rosalee was a communications specialist with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Michigan State University and her doctorate in higher education leadership from Western Michigan University.

Rosalee Rush, Ph.D.
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