Siena Heights University proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Gina M. Rossetti as its next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Rossetti brings a wealth of academic experience and leadership to her new role, having served as a distinguished faculty member at Saint Xavier University since 2002.

In her tenure at Saint Xavier University, Dr. Rossetti has been deeply involved in shaping the academic offering, contributing significantly to the disciplines of American literature and composition. Her dedication to scholarship and teaching excellence has earned her recognition both within and beyond the academic community. In her scholarship, she specializes in American literary naturalism with special emphasis on Jack London’s fiction.

Dr. Rossetti’s commitment to leadership is evident in her extensive involvement in various academic organizations. She currently holds the position of President of the Jack London Society and is a member of its Advisory Board. Furthermore, she serves as the Area Chair for Jack London Studies with the Popular Culture Association, showcasing her expertise and passion for literature and culture.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Dr. Rossetti has played prominent roles in institutional governance and advancement at Saint Xavier University. Her leadership positions, including Vice-President Elect and Vice-President of the Faculty Senate, highlight her collaborative spirit and dedication to fostering a vibrant academic community. Among her notable achievements at Saint Xavier University, Dr. Rossetti has served as Program Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, Department Chair of Language and Literature, and Chair of the University Rank and Tenure Committee. Her multifaceted contributions have left a lasting mark on the institution and its academic programs.

Dr. Rossetti’s appointment comes after an extensive search process, during which her outstanding qualifications and leadership capabilities stood out among an impressive pool of candidates. Her vision and experience align closely with the mission and values of Siena Heights University, making her an ideal choice to lead the academic enterprise forward.

Dr. Rossetti shared her thoughts on joining Siena Heights University, stating, “I am honored to join Siena Heights University, an institution deeply committed to academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge in service to others. My experience and beliefs resonate strongly with the mission and values of Siena Heights, and I am eager to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to further advance our shared goals of educational innovation, inclusivity, and individual growth.”

Dr. Douglas B. Palmer, President of Siena Heights University, expressed his enthusiasm about Dr. Rossetti’s appointment, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rossetti to Siena Heights University. Her extensive experience, commitment to academic excellence, and collaborative leadership style make her an ideal match for our institution. We are confident that Dr. Rossetti will play a central role in advancing our academic mission and fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity on our campus.”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gina M. Rossetti to Siena Heights University. Her appointment marks an exciting new chapter in the university’s academic journey, and we look forward to the transformative impact she will undoubtedly have on our community.