Peter J. Awn, dean of Columbia University School of General Studies, announced that Dr. Victoria Rosner has been appointed associate dean for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and coordinator of academic affairs.
“It is a privilege for me to welcome Victoria Rosner to the administrative team at the School of General Studies. Dr. Rosner brings to GS a wealth of academic and administrative experience, as well as a passion for the Columbia University undergraduate program and the mission of GS and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program,” said Awn in an email announcement to students and administrators.
As associate dean of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, Rosner will oversee the Postbac Premed Program and work closely with the premedical advising team to enhance the program’s initiatives and support for its students. As coordinator of academic affairs for the School of General Studies, she will work closely with Awn, GS Dean of Students Scott Halvorson, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Dr. Andrea Solomon on all aspects of undergraduate academic affairs.
Rosner will manage the School of General Studies’ relationships with foundations as well as coordinate the GS Honor Society, honors and prizes, and the GS chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She will also be the GS liaison for Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholarships, working closely with Dr. Michael Pippenger, associate dean for fellowships programs at Columbia College. Rosner will also join Dean Awn and Dean Halvorson in continuing when possible to teach courses in the undergraduate program.
Rosner completed her bachelor of arts at Columbia College and her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Rosner previously held a tenured position in the Department of English at Texas A & M University, where she worked closely with undergraduates and spearheaded a revision of the English department’s undergraduate curriculum. She has played a number of key administrative roles in her efforts to promote the quality of education and enhance the student educational experience.