New Vice President for Finance at Walla Walla College

Steve RoseSource: Gleaner Online

[April 9, 2007] Walla Walla College (WWC) is pleased to announce that Steve Rose has accepted the position of vice president for financial administration.

A graduate of WWC and a certified public accountant, Rose has a strong background in international financial management. Since 1999, Rose has worked for the Seventh-day Adventist world church as associate treasurer and undertreasurer. Prior to that, Rose worked as a treasurer for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Asia. Born in LaPaz, Bolivia, he is fluent in English and Spanish.

Rose is familiar with institutions of higher education, having worked closely with the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies in the Philippines, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.

“I am very excited that Steve Rose has accepted our invitation,” says president John McVay. “He brings a depth of experience in church finance and in missions that exemplifies excellence and service, values that are important to Walla Walla College.”

Rose is expected to begin work at WWC in May. He replaces Jim Hall, interim vice president, who has held the position since Manford Simcock retired last summer.

Rose and his wife, Suzann, have three children, Janae, 16, Sara, 13, and Dustin, 11.