Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | June 29, 2014

June 30, 2014 Join Host Brenda Starr As She Chats With New Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher

Meet Humboldt State University’s New President

Dr. Lisa A. Rossbacher

Dr. Lisa A. Rossbacher

Lisa A. Rossbacher graduated from Dickinson College (Geology, summa cum laude), received masters degrees from the State University of New York at Binghamton and Princeton University, and earned her Ph.D. (Geological and Geophysical Sciences) at Princeton University. She has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, a geothermal exploration company, and National Public Radio, in addition to serving as a faculty member and administrator at California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, Whittier College, and Dickinson College. She was the first woman geologist to become a university president in North America.

Before arriving at HSU, Dr. Rossbacher served as President of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA since 1998. There she worked directly with staff at the University System of Georgia Office, members of the Board of Regents, colleagues at the other 30 University System of Georgia institutions, the K-12 education system, the Technical College System of Georgia, and local, state, and federal legislators to further the University’s mission.

Her bimonthly column has appeared in the magazine Geotimes (renamed Earth in 2008) since 1988, and she has authored books on geology, science, and the media. As a NASA Intern in Planetary Geology she engaged in research on the role of water and water ice in the history of Mars. In 1984, she was a finalist in NASA’s astronaut selection process.

Dr. Lisa Rossbacher shares her ideas about Humboldt State University issues, plans, and reflections on current events in higher education.

Learn more about one of Dr. Rossbacher’s passions at:

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Dr. Lisa Rossbacher click the following link:     6-30-2014 Brenda Lisa Rossbacher

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