CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Staff Award - Pascarell

Rose Pascarell

MA Sociology '92

Rose Pascarell is vice president for University Life at George Mason University. She has also served as associate vice president for University Life, associate dean for Campus Life and associate director of the Women's Studies Research and Resource Center at Mason. Her leadership work has focused on increasing student engagement and academic success, and the building of just communities. 

Pascarell has worked on campus climate, student engagement, and student success for over 20 years. She has taught in the School of Integrative Studies, sociology, and women’s studies academic units. 

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology, criminology, and conflict analysis at the State University of New York at Albany. She earned her master of arts degree in sociology from George Mason University. In her role as a chief student affairs officer, she served on the James E. Scott Leadership Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) from 2012 – 2018. In March 2021, Pascarell was recognized at the NASPA and NASPA Foundation Awards Ceremony as a 2021 Pillar of the Profession, which is awarded annually to distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. 

Pascarell oversees student support and services for Mason’s 37,000 graduate and undergraduate, full-time and part-time, residential and off-campus students. With a focus on student access, success, inclusion, and overall well-being, Pascarell’s areas of oversight range from housing and student health; to international programs and recreation; to diversity initiatives and new student and family programs; to counseling and psychological services; and student involvement.