Fairmont State has announced that Dr. Maria Rose has been promoted to Vice President for Academic Services.
She previously served as Associate Vice President for Academic Services. She will continue to serve as Director of Retention and to supervise the areas of Admission and Recruiting, Financial Aid, the Library, the Gaston Caperton Center and the Registrar's Office. She will also remain a member of the President's Cabinet.
"Maria Rose has done an outstanding job Fairmont State in the past two years," said Dr. Daniel J. Bradley, FSU President. "Our retention rate is at an all time high as are student, faculty and staff ratings of the areas that report to her. I am excited to see what she will accomplish given this new level of responsibility."
Rose has been a part of the Fairmont State faculty for more than 20 years. She has taught developmental writing and developmental reading and study skills and has coordinated the campus-wide peer tutoring program. In addition, she has been coordinator of reading and writing for the Academic Development Center and has served as Interim Chair of Academic Studies for Fairmont State Community & Technical College.
Rose was the author of a $1.8 million grant from the federal Title III Strengthening Institutions Program, which brought Fairmont State closer to reaching its major goals for student success and institutional excellence. FS received one of 50 grants awarded from among hundreds of proposals from across the nation.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Fairmont State and a Master of Arts degree in Reading from West Virginia University. Also from WVU, Maria earned an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on family and community literacy issues as they relate to higher education. In addition, she has earned a Developmental Educator Certification through the Kellogg Institute of Appalachian State University.
Appointed by former Gov. Gaston Caperton to the Governor's Council on Literacy, Rose continued to serve on the council during the Underwood and Wise administrations. As a member of the council, she assisted in attempting to meet literacy needs in the state by providing grants and scholarships. She has worked on many family literacy projects.
Maria lives in Fairmont with her husband, Tom. She has one son, Alex.