Rosemond named Georgia Gwinnett College Vice President for Student Engagement and Success

Dr. Michelle Rosemund

Dr. Michelle Rosemond

When Michelle Rosemond was 10, her dad, a student at the City College of New York, engaged her in his class project testing the games they created for school-age children. “I had the best time,” said Rosemond. “I received so much special attention from his classmates, faculty and staff. From that day on, I knew I was going to college.”

She not only completed college, but she subsequently earned her master’s degree, her doctorate and has spent 20 years in higher education inspiring students to overcome challenges and pave their way to success.

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) holds student success paramount and, as such, has named Dr. Michelle Rosemond as its charter Vice President for Student Engagement and Success.

“Dr. Rosemond’s passion, experience and goals are consistent with GGC’s path toward student engagement,” said GGC President Jann L. Joseph. “We are very excited to have her join the Grizzly family and lead this important effort in support of our students.”

In her new role, Rosemond will lead and oversee student success initiatives, engagement and related reporting, oversee the strategic planning, development and management of comprehensive academic advising, mentoring and academic support resources. Additionally, she will lead the student-centered campus environment to support engagement and collaborate on high-impact college advising practices to improve academic student success, retention, persistence and graduation goals.

“It’s a great time to join Georgia Gwinnett College as it shifts into a new era,” said Rosemond. “I celebrate GGC’s priority to develop students holistically with the end goal, to produce graduates who can anticipate and respond effectively to the changing world. I’m excited to align myself with an institution that challenges its students to Go Be Great!”

Rosemond is currently the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and the executive director for retention initiatives and campus-wide advising for Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) in South Bend, Indiana.

In this role, Rosemond identifies and designs student retention strategies, integrated complex analytics to support the IUSB administration’s strategic priorities, decision making, planning and design of curriculum and training, and leads programs aimed at promoting student success.

She spent a year as a New Leadership Academy Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

For two years, Rosemond worked as an enrollment and recruitment manager for the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Before that, she spent 10 years as an academic advisor, lecturer and project manager at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and four years as a residence hall director and Global Passport Learning Community coordinator at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida. She earned both her master’s and doctorate at Eastern Michigan University.

An avid recreational athlete who enjoys traveling, Rosemond has a son, Jaleel. 

Rosemond begins her new role Jan. 13.

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Additional things to know about Michelle Rosemond:

She speaks several languages: At age 5, Michelle Rosemond acted as a translator for her family, speaking both Creole and French in addition to her native English. She was raised in the East Flatbush neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Her family and friends call the area the “Caribbean Capital of New York City.”

She calls herself a data head: “I believe data and robust analysis are essential for deep learning and greater understanding in designing student success pathways. These insights are the fuel for campus conversations, discussion and designing a third-century and relevant education for today's collegians. While I enjoy understanding the numbers, predictive analytics and designing equations, data is always balanced with narratives from students, faculty, staff and stakeholders. This balance is critical when customizing services for students from pre-orientation through graduation.”

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