Glenn J. Rosswurm II has joined the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts as director of development after a very successful decade as director of law school advancement at the University of Notre Dame.
Rosswurm will begin work with new Creative Arts Dean Paul Kreider and WVU Foundation Assistant Vice President Chuck Kerzak on Aug. 16.
“I am deeply gratified to return to my home state to become director of development for the College of Creative Arts at WVU,” Rosswurm said. “My lifelong passion for the arts, in tandem with my fierce pride in, and love for, West Virginia, makes this a wonderful opportunity.
“The College of Creative Arts plays a seminal role in molding the talents of gifted students in music, theater, dance, art and design,” he said. “It is also a vital ambassador for the arts in West Virginia as it reaches out to the state’s most valuable natural resource – its people. I look forward to working closely with Dean Paul Kreider, the WVU Foundation, and the College’s generous benefactors to help it to reach new heights of excellence in the years to come.”
“The College of Creative Arts is indeed fortunate to have an experienced and seasoned director of development on board,” Krieder said. “Mr. Rosswurm’s experience in planned giving, research and major gifts is exactly what the college needs right now. Glenn’s work will commence immediately and he’ll jump right into several initiatives planned by the college.”
Rosswurm grew up in Huntington. He graduated from Indiana University in 1987 with honors in history, and from Notre Dame Law School in 1991, where he was book review editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and was a participant in the Concannon Programme of International Law in London, England.
He served as a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Pierce, and, following a period of private practice, joined the Notre Dame development department in 1995 as assistant director of planned giving.
During the next 16 years, he worked in various development capacities at Notre Dame, including director of development research, director of law school advancement, and as a foundation relations officer.
During his 10 years as director of law school advancement, he was the project manager and lead fundraiser for a capital campaign which generated more than $66 million for an expansion and renovation of the law school building.
He also led efforts to secure benefactions for endowed professorships, student scholarships, a loan forgiveness program and library and academic resources.
He was a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Law School Development and was a frequent presenter at development conferences.
Rosswurm has two daughters: Caitl�n, 14, and Grace, 12. In addition to being an avid patron of the arts, he also writes and speaks on late 19th and early 20th century Irish and Irish-American history.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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