M. Richard Rose biography

M. Richard Rose

Male, Person

1933 –


Who is M. Richard Rose?

M. Richard Rose was the tenth president of Alfred University from 1974–1978 and the seventh president of the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1979–1992.

He was born in Fredonia, Pennsylvania in 1933 and earned an undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a masters degree in Counseling from Westminster College, Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

He served briefly in the United States Marine Corps and as a schoolteacher, eventually leaving to become a Professor of Education and Assistant Provost at the University of Pittsburgh. He was appointed a Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for Education in 1972.

Rose married the former Clarice Ratzlaff and raised three sons.

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on July 23, 2013


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