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Rosemont Welcomes New Associate Dean and Program Director in Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Katie DuBoff - August 11, 2021

Matthew Antonio Bosch photoEffective July 1st, Dr. Matthew Antonio Bosch (he/him) serves Rosemont College as Associate Dean for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Program Director for the M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. With degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Cornell University, his 20 years of professional experience span academic affairs, graduate admissions, diversity affairs, and student life.

"Rosemont's ethos of reverence, dignity, and intentional commitments towards diversifying campus attracted me, coupled with the chance to launch a brand new graduate program in the exact field I had been teaching, publishing, and mentoring in for years," he said.

Dr. Bosch comes to Rosemont from Elon University where he served as Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor, providing leadership across multiple diversity and identity centers while teaching in the Masters of Higher Education program. His work as the inaugural Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center advanced Elon as a Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly university for six consecutive years. During his decade in Minnesota, he became the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer for North Hennepin Community College, where he was elected the first Latinx President of the Minnesota College Personnel Association, earning statewide recognition from the MN Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as "Top 25 Latinx Leaders On The Rise." 

His teaching background includes graduate courses in Higher Education and undergraduate courses in Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. His academic research focuses on the career advancement and intersectional identities of LGBTQ+ professionals in higher education, and his scholarly publications and presentations span the Journal of College and University Student HousingTrans People in Higher Education, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Professional and Organizational Development Conference, and the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). 

He has earned national recognition for his work on advancing the student experience, receiving ACPA's Diamond Honoree Award and being selected as a recurring speaker on best practices in diversity and inclusion at Harvard University‚Äôs Graduate School of Education. A Mensa member and annual presenter at national conferences, he also raises money for important causes related to higher education and racial justice as a Foundation Board Trustee for ACPA. 

A first-generation college student and graduate, Matthew Antonio continues to appreciate how people "took a chance on him" throughout his collegiate schooling and ongoing career. He strives to give back to the profession of higher education through his ongoing work with students on college campuses, igniting his passion to pay it forward so students and professionals feel validated, valued, and victorious. 

With a mix of authenticity, leadership, and humor, Matthew Antonio is thrilled to join the vibrant Rosemont College community with his husband, Justin, and their dog, Chipotle.