Posted
Oct 15, 2021
by
Robin Roger
In College of Human Ecology
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Lisa Greenberg Rosenberg ’93 cuts the ribbon in front of the Dean’s Suite with help from her sons, (from left) Jake and Jared, and husband, Brad. Photo by Sheryl Sinkow

 

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 24, the Dean’s Suite in the College of Human Ecology was named the Lisa Greenberg Rosenberg ’93 and Brad Rosenberg Dean’s Suite. 

Alumna Lisa Greenberg Rosenberg ’93 and her family made a generous gift to the College to name the dean’s suite in memory of her parents and in honor of Dean Rachel Dunifon, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology. The ceremony was attended by Lisa and her husband, Brad, and their two sons, Jake and Jared, as well as Dunifon and other college leaders.

“This celebration is especially poignant as we only recently have been able to welcome visitors on campus and we have this wonderful, newly renovated building to share,” said Dean Dunifon. “This building embodies so much of our college’s history. Over this almost 100-year history, our path has been one of innovation, training students and generating new knowledge and solutions to the most pressing issues of the day. With the naming of the Dean’s Suite, your family becomes an indelible part of that history.”

Lisa Rosenberg said the memory of her parents was a strong driving factor behind the family’s gift, as her parents worked very hard to make her college education possible. They instilled in her the importance of philanthropy to support higher education. As a human development and family studies student, Lisa appreciated being part of a large research institution, while enjoying the intimacy and personal connections made possible by a smaller college.  

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Dean Rachel Dunifon with the Rosenbergs. Photo by Sheryl Sinkow

 

She said she enjoys participating in alumni events and keeping up with research coming out of the college. She added that Dean Dunifon exemplifies her family’s commitment to support the college and its faculty and students, who are the next generation of leaders. 

“We were so thrilled when Rachel was named dean,” said Rosenberg. “When we first met, I immediately felt her capacity to make connections with the students, faculty, administrators and alumni at an individual level. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise has already had a significant impact on the college, for which we are grateful.”

Having participated in many Zooms during the pandemic, Lisa said it was evident that Dean Dunifon had a special talent of naturally uniting everyone in the college both as a scholar and a leader. 

“The College of Human Ecology and its mission to improve lives continues to inspire us,” she said. “We look forward to many more celebrations together.”