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September 18, 2012
MONMOUTH -- Hilda Rosselli, dean of Western Oregon University's college of education, has been granted a leave of absence for 2012-13 to help with a redesign of the state's public education system.
Rosselli was hired as deputy director of college and career readiness for Rudy Crew, Oregon's chief education officer. Rosselli will also focus on teacher recruitment, preparation and advancement.
Her work will support Gov. John Kitzhaber's "40/40/20" goal, which seeks to ensure better graduation rates from high school and to boost preparation for college and general career readiness.
"Not only is this new appointment an honor for Dr. Rosselli, it is also an honor for Western," said WOU President Mark Weiss. "Our entire university team is confident that she will make a significant impact as we collectively strive to meet Oregon's goals of an educated citizenry."
Rosselli has served as the dean of WOU's college of education for 10 years, and overseen the addition of new academic programs including the American Sign Language interpreting studies degree. Before coming to Oregon, she was an administrator and professor at the University of South Florida.