After an intensive three-month recruitment process that included more
than 100 candidates, Woodbury University has hired David Rosen to be
vice president of academic affairs.
Rosen, 54, who formerly served as vice president at the University
of Maine at Machias, began his new job Monday, school officials said.
Rosen will oversee and evaluate student affairs, including career
services, student activities, health services, new student
orientation and campus safety.
“This part of the country is on the cutting edge and is also
wonderfully hospitable and laid-back,” he said. “It has a kind of
awareness and intensity, and at the same time takes things in
Rosen replaces Zelda Gilbert, who now heads the Title V
cooperative grant program between Woodbury and Los Angeles Valley
College, which helps prepare Latino students for transfer to
Barbara Bowley, the university’s director of library services and
president of the faculty association, said Rosen’s selection was
centered on his vision that today’s university teachers should be
Rosen, she said, believes students must be trained to embrace the
changing world of economics as well as social and technological
“He’s a very dynamic guy, a savvy organizational manager who will
take the university in creative directions,” Bowley said.
Rosen, who was offered the Woodbury post in April, briefly served
as interim president the University of Maine following the unexpected
death of that school’s president in May.
Woodbury, at 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., is a four-year university known
for its degree programs in business, architecture and design.