FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP WITH DR. LISA A. ROSSBACHER
CHAIR, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
KICK OFF MEETING FOR THE 2013-14 ACADEMIC YEAR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
STUDENT UNION ROOM 3703
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Dr. Rossbacher has served as president of Southern Polytechnic in Marietta, Georgia since 1998. She graduated from Dickinson College (Geology, summa cum laude), received Masters’ degrees in Geology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and Princeton University, and earned her Ph.D. (Geological and Geophysical Sciences) at Princeton University. She has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, a geothermal exploration company, and National Public Radio, in addition to serving as a faculty member and administrator at California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, Whittier College, and Dickinson College. She has also served as interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer for the University System of Georgia. Dr. Rossbacher was the first woman geologist to become a university president in North America. Her bimonthly column has appeared in the magazine Geotimes (renamed Earth in 2008) since 1988, and she has authored books on geology, science, and the media. Her research interests focus on the role of water and water ice on the planet Mars and on higher-education leadership. In 1984, she was a finalist in NASA’s astronaut selection process. She is the current chair of the American Council on Education Women’s Network Executive Council and serves as a trustee of the Geological Society of America Foundation and the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation.