Renee Deorsey Retiring
Reception: Mon., April 12


A retirement reception for Renee Deorsey, CMS Financial Aid Functional Lead, takes place Mon., April 12 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in the University Club. Light refreshments and cake will be served. For more information, contact Susan Gutierrez, director of Financial Aid, at 4-2287 or email


  L. Rose Bruce Retires After 28 Years of Service to CSU

Retirement Reception: March 30 at University Art Gallery

Dr. L. Rose Bruce has retired from the position of Associate Vice President for Institutional Research at Sonoma State University, after a combined 28 years of service to two different campuses in the California State University system. She retired at the end of January, 2010 after 17 years at SSU, the past nine years as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research.

Rose received her B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling from California State University at Chico (in 1977 and 1979, respectively). After graduating with her M.A., Rose was hired by CSU Chico to serve as their Associate Test Officer, a position she held from 1979 until 1981. Upon relocation to Sonoma County, Rose was hired by SSU to work as the campus Test Officer. In 1986, she entered the doctoral program in Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology at U.C. Berkeley. Her dissertation focused directly on student outcomes assessment in the CSU system. In 1993, after earning an Ed.D, Rose was promoted to the position of Director for the Office of Institutional Research at Sonoma State.

Over the years Rose devoted considerable time to teaching and mentoring students. Many SSU students – from a variety of majors – worked as interns in the Office of Institutional Research during Rose’s tenure. In addition, she taught classes in Statistics and Research Methodology, both at SSU in the psychology department, and at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto.

Please join Provost Eduardo Ochoa and the Academic Affairs Division for a reception honoring Rose's years of service. The reception takes place Tues., March 30 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

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