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Dr. Patrick Rose Named Director for TRIO Educational Opportunity Center and TRIO Educational Talent Search Programs

March 3, 2022

The Division of Student Affairs invites you to join them in welcoming Dr. Patrick Rose, the new director for the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center and TRIO Educational Talent Search.

Rose will supervise the pre-college adult and pre-college youth programs spanning 250 miles of south central and eastern Idaho, from Bonneville to Gooding County. These ISU EOC and ETS grant programs serve 2,600 people per year and provide a total of just over $1 million of grant funds for service delivery to support potential first generation and limited income households. 

Prior to joining Idaho State University, Rose was Director for International Affairs and Associate Chair of the Doctorate Program at Seoul Business School in South Korea. He also served as Executive Advisor for Advancement and External Affairs in the Office of the President at Incheon National University. In addition to teaching and advising students during his time in Korea, Rose developed many new global partnerships, implemented strategies to improve the global reputations of the two universities, recruited and supported international students, and managed external marketing activities.

Earlier in his career, Rose was the manager for Auburn University's Applied Research Lab and Broadband Technology Opportunities Project grant. In this position, he worked with many different industry, academic and government clients to design, plan, and implement high-quality applied research projects. While at AU, he received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Before his time at Auburn, Rose was the public relations coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In this position, he managed student retention programs, traveled extensively to recruit students, conducted social marketing campaigns focusing on student retention, and conducted institutional research projects. Formerly, he was the Director of Community Solutions for United Way of Treasure Valley in Boise where he managed various social services for a wide variety of nonprofit, private and government entities including serving as the lead researcher for Idaho Kids Count. He managed relationships with over 90 Idaho nonprofit organizations addressing social issues including poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, hunger, literacy, at-risk youth, and early childhood development. Rose has also conducted various community needs assessments as part of broader strategic planning projects for several nonprofit and government organizations.



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