February 22, 2019
I am excited to announce that Rosemaria Martinelli will join the Longhorn community as my next chief of staff, effective May 1, 2019. Rose will succeed Dave Wolcott, who will remain on campus throughout the spring semester to ensure a smooth transition in this important role.
Rose brings a unique combination of institutional and higher education consulting experience to UT. She currently is a senior director at Huron Consulting, a global firm that provides leadership support and advising across a diverse portfolio of organizations, including higher education institutions. At Huron, Rose led the formation of the Student Lifecycle Management area within their higher education practice. There, she supported campuses to redesign the undergraduate experience, enhance student success and enrollment management, support technology and process redesign, and execute campus-wide strategic assessments. An important and relevant part of her experience we will benefit from includes her contributions to institutional coordination and the evaluation of academic pathways and the academic portfolio. Numerous universities have relied upon her long-term partnership to modernize processes and systems, and her expertise will be a tremendous asset to our campus.
Prior to her work at Huron, Rose spent 20 years leading enrollment management functions both at the university and college level. At the University of Chicago, she served as the assistant vice president for enrollment management. Among her many contributions there, she led the implementation of new technology and business processes to support recruitment and retention, streamlined financial aid practices, conducted advanced statistical analysis as well as developed an integrated approach to conducting graduate admissions marketing. Prior to this, she served as the associate dean for student recruitment and admissions at Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She also served in similar capacities at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
As many of you know, Dave Wolcott was the first to serve in this position in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and many can attest to the importance of this role. His contributions as a leader and partner have proved essential to our effectiveness, and I look forward to working with Rose in this capacity.
Please join me in welcoming Rose to UT.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin