Rosalia Messina, EdD, MPA

Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer


Phone: 971-449-9216

Email: [email protected]

Office: 242

Rosalia Messina is the executive vice president/chief strategy and innovation officer. Messina serves as the primary representative for the president in facilitating community and government relations. She provides leadership for the integration of all university operations, including direct oversight of human resources, enrollment management, student services, communications and advancement. Messina holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus in health policy from Portland State University as well as Doctorate in Education with a focus in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.

How do you engage with the UWS mission on a daily basis?
The university’s strategic plan supports the advancement and achievement of its mission by providing a roadmap for the institution’s direction and growth. In my role I facilitate and oversee a wide range of special projects and initiatives to further the university’s mission, vision and values.