Mark Rosica, Board Member, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund | Speaker

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William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
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Mark Rosica has attended the William G. McGowan board since its inception in 1993 and served as a trustee of the Board since 2004.  Mark is a member of the finance and McGowan Fellows committees.

As a trained Marriage and Family Therapist and Career Counselor, Mark has a unique background where he has extensive experience creating career development and training programs, intervening and resolving interpersonal conflicts, working with adolescents and their families on life cycle issues, while also overseeing high-level managerial human resources. 

Mark is a recently retired associate professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology after 40 years of serving in a variety of administrative and faculty roles. Mark’s leadership positions at RIT included Associate Dean of Student and Academic Services, Chair of Counseling and Academic Advising Services, and Director of the Career Exploration Program, where he also was involved in a wide range of HR responsibilities.

 In his academic work, Mark was also a research faculty of the Center for Education Research Partnerships at RIT, an advisor/counselor helping bachelor level students enter PhD research programs, and an Institute Mediator for the Center for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Today, Mark consults with schools for deaf and hard of hearing programs across the country in best practices. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at State University of New York at Oswego, studied Higher Education Administration in the Ed.D program at the University of Rochester and received his MS in rehabilitation counseling at Syracuse University.