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Talking with… Rose McSween

Interviews | Nov 22, 2019 |

Each “Talking With…” feature helps you learn about a different Gabelli School faculty member, administrator, or staff member. This week, we’re speaking with Rose McSween, Ed.D., senior director of development, Centennial campaign manager, and adjunct professor at the Gabelli School.

What are your responsibilities as senior director of development and Centennial campaign manager at the Gabelli School?

To achieve Dean Rapaccioli’s mission and strategic goals by engaging key stakeholders, raising funds, and ultimately inculcating a culture of philanthropy throughout the Gabelli School of Business community. I also have the privilege of serving on Dean Rapaccioli’s senior leadership team.

During our Centennial, I will work closely with Fordham’s Vice President Roger Milici and Dean Rapaccioli to develop a plan for and then execute on a fundraising campaign designed to enhance the Gabelli School’s reputation and visibility.  Dean Rapaccioli will meet with alumni, past and current parents, and other friends of the Gabelli School to involve them in our community and invite them to support our students and faculty.

In addition to my role as a frontline major gift officer, I manage a tight-knit and highly motivated development team including Hope Ogletree (major gifts and women’s philanthropy), Patrick Raftery (major gifts and special projects), Annelice Morales (special events and the Gabelli Center), Rose Marie Reyes (development operations), Chirayu Shah, and Emma McCrink (development interns). My team and I also contribute to Fordham’s overall institutional advancement objectives and activities.

What do you love most about being an adjunct professor at the Gabelli School of Business?

As a professor, I have the joy of working directly with our students and faculty/staff. Our students and colleagues inspire me to want to raise as much philanthropic funding as possible, so we all can enjoy a wonderful educational experience and community together.  

Fun Questions

Thanksgiving or Christmas?
Such a tough question: I love any and all holidays that give me an opportunity to cook and get my family and friends together.  

Brunch or Dinner? 
Dinner. Coffee is my main food group until roughly 1 PM.

Last movie you watched: 
The Irishman by Martin Scorsese.

Favorite season: 
Fall, as we welcome each new academic year.  

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