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Pete Rosa

Pete Rosa Dr. Rosa was nominated for appointment to the Board of Regents for Higher Education by Governor Malloy in September 2018. Recently retired from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving where he was a Senior Community Investments Officer, Pete previously served in a variety of higher education capacities including Vice President for Student Affairs at Central Connecticut State University; Executive Officer for Student Services at the former Connecticut State University System; Admissions Officer; “Associate Dean” and instructor for the Summer Institute for Admissions Officers of Color at Hampton University; and Associate Professor in Counseling/Higher Education at the CCSU Graduate School.

As director of the Office of Educational Opportunity with the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Pete was principal author of the State’s Strategic Plan for Racial and Ethnic Diversity which culminated in the creation of CONNCAP, the first state-funded program of its kind in the nation. Pete holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CCSU and a Ph.D. from UConn. He and his wife, Pam, are the parents of two adult children and grandparents of five beautiful grandchildren.

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