Linda D. Rose, president of Santa Ana College in California, has announced she will retire this summer. She has been president of the college since 2016.
Previously, Dr. Rose had been the president of Los Angeles Southwest College. Before taking the helm at Los Angeles Southwest College, she served for three years as vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College. Earlier, Dr. Rose was dean of the Liberal Arts Division and chair of the English department at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California.
“My love for our students and the work we have done to ensure that all students enter, progress, and complete their chosen programs of study has been a highlight of my professional career,” said Dr. Rose. “I am proud of Santa Ana College’s faculty, staff, and administrators for their deep commitment to our students, our campus community and external partners and the work they do to ensure that student learning does not end once our students graduate.”
Dr. Rose is a graduate of West Los Angeles Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s degree in English from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Rose earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles.