The University of Florida has awarded College of Education graduate, Mark Rosser, the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is presented to an alumni who has excelled in a chosen field or has performed outstanding service for the university.
Mark Rosser earned a B.A.E. in political science from the UF College of Education in 1979. Upon graduation he gained experience as a social studies teacher, then as a state policymaker, a lobbyist and an entrepreneur, before venturing into corporate compliance and governance. Rosser is a twice-elected president of a national trade association and a veteran on political campaigns.
Rosser seized an opportunity in private sector corporate communications and was trusted to lead the company after the untimely passing of one of the owners. He then transitioned to CSC Global, after the company’s acquisition of his previous firm, where he thrived for over 30 years until his recent retirement.
He encapsulates many of the qualities of distinguished alumnus — he is a student of leadership, holds a respected place at the board room table among executives, and is an advocate for every client held by the firm.
Mark and his wife, Sally, a former middle school teacher, have raised two amazing daughters, one an alumna of the UF College of Nursing and the other an elementary school teacher. They believe in the unwavering value of a good education, and have started three endowments at the College of Education and College of Nursing that will continue to provide education for future students. Rosser also dedicates time and energy through service as a lifelong ambassador of the university. He is currently a UF Foundation National Board member and sits on the Talent Management Advisory Committee.