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Rose establishes fund for faculty and staff professional development

Ohio State Marion Dean & Director Greg Rose’s final term in his role ends in June 2024 after a remarkable journey of 20 years as dean and director and over 40 years as a faculty member at The Ohio State University at Marion.

Rose has served the students, faculty, and staff at Ohio State Marion with the heart of a servant leader to fulfill the land grant mission to provide
affordable and accessible education for all students and support the campus’ role in the community.

When asked what Ohio State Marion could do to honor him in his retirement, his thoughts went straight to supporting others. He agreed to allow development to establish an endowment fund to support what he calls, a terrific team of faculty and staff which having the opportunity to work with is the highlight of his career.

This fund will support faculty and staff professional development which will enhance the level of excellence at Ohio State Marion.

“The quality of Ohio State Marion’s faculty and staff continues to rise—they are second to none. Their academic and service excellence, their success as teachers, scholars, and staff members, and their concern for the intellectual and personal growth of students, characterize this campus. Beyond the classroom, the undergraduate research opportunities our faculty provide to students have opened doors to professions of impact," said Rose. 

"We have responded to student needs by hiring additional advisors, retention and success staff, mental health and wellness counselors, and developing— with donor support—food pantries, ‘friendly fridges,’ and a clothing closet. Through our culture of caring, we have enabled our students to create their own success stories, triumph over adversities, build resilience, and become the critical thinking leaders of tomorrow," Rose added.

In addition to a legacy of teaching excellence and caring, several buildings and construction projects have come into existence under Greg’s leadership in support of the academic enterprise. The Student Services Building (now Maynard Hall) opened in 2005 and includes the Guthery Community Room. The construction of University Drive created a new connection between the campus and the community. In 2017, the Science and Engineering Building was opened with state-of- the-art teaching labs, research labs for faculty to work with students, and collaboration spaces, permitting expansion of STEM courses and degrees. Two phases of renovation to the Alber Student Center, which now has a café and an outdoor patio, are completed. Regular improvement of existing spaces, including phased renovations of all three floors of Morrill Hall, and renewal of campus infrastructure keep facilities for students, faculty, and staff up to date and energy efficient. These physical structures serve as vessels to support the student learning, thinking, camaraderie, collaboration, personal growth, and engagement taking place inside.

“Our students’ success stories and facility improvements have been supported by the generosity of donors who pay it forward, inspire others to greatness, and become lasting pillars that impact students for years to come," said Rose. "The results of collective efforts by faculty, staff, and the community for Ohio State Marion strengthen our resolve to achieve excellence in all we do.”

“I will be forever grateful for the collaborative spirit of commitment to the mission and caring for the individual that I have been lucky to be a part of as a faculty member and dean and director. I know The Ohio State University at Marion’s excellence in academics, student service, and community engagement will continue to thrive long after my departure, a testament to the enduring legacy of this extraordinary campus,” Dean Rose commented.

Please consider giving to the Greg Rose Faculty & Staff Professional Development Fund.