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Welcome back extended to new CWU executive director of Student Involvement

Jeff Rosenberry, CWU executive director of Student InvolvementFor CWU's new executive director of Student Involvement, it’s more of a homecoming.  Jeff Rosenberry, a 2007 Central graduate, has been hired to assume the post, effective November 1. He earned his CWU Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health.

“As a student at CWU, Jeff served on the ASCWU [Associated Students of CWU] student government as the vice president for Student Life and Facilities for two terms,” Jenna Hyatt, CWU Associate Dean of Student Living, pointed out upon announcing the hiring. “While serving on student government in the V.P. position, Jeff also served as the project chair for the construction of the SURC [Student Union and Recreation Center].”

In his new post, in conjunction with the Dean of Students, Rosenberry will be in charge of setting the vision and leadership of prominent areas within CWU Student Living.

“Specifically, the executive director advises the ASCWU student government and supervises areas including the Student Union, Recreation, Westside Student Living and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement,” noted Hyatt.

Since 2014, Rosenberry has been the interim associate Dean of Students at Montana State University Billings (MSUB).

“My time at Central helped shape my professional journey, and I am excited to bring that experience back to Wildcat country,” Rosenberry acknowledged. “It's an honorable homecoming to come back to the university and building that lead me to a career in student development.”

After graduating from Central, Rosenberry went on to receive his Master of Science from Colorado State University, where he studied Student Affairs in Higher Education, and found his “passion for working with residential students and worked diligently to develop as a young leader in my field,” he pointed out.

Rosenberry was hired at MSUB in 2009, where he also served as a residence hall director, assistant and interim directors of Housing and Residential Life. Regardless of role, Rosenberry says the goal remained the same: to build intentional relationships and provide sound mentorship.

“As a proud CWU alum I have always wanted to get back here,” Rosenberry said. “I can't think of a better opportunity than now to work with some of the finest students and educators out there. I’m looking forward to serving CWU and support student success through this role.”

Rosenberry’s public service efforts have included as president of Association of Intermountain Housing Officers, program manager, individual development vice president, and membership vice president for the Montana Jaycees, and both president and chaplain of the Billings Jaycees’ chapter.

A native of Richland, Rosenberry is a 2001 graduate of Richland High School.

Media contact: Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,