Wynn Rosser joined the foundation as executive director in January 2007 and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in January 2012. He is responsible for the foundation’s day-to-day operations and translating the strategic intent of the foundation’s Board of Directors into daily operations. Active in professional organizations, Rosser is a member of the Grantmakers for Education Board of Directors and is serving a two-year term as board chair through 2016. Additionally, Rosser is an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum. He serves as a lecturer in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Rosser graduated from Texas A&M University in the fall of 1989 with an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Development. As part of his undergraduate education, he completed 27 hours at Kilgore College, the community college serving his hometown of Kilgore, Texas. In May 2011, Rosser was awarded an associates of arts from Kilgore College through reverse transfer. Both of Rosser’s graduate degrees are from Texas A&M. His master of science in Agricultural Education was completed in December 1993, and he earned a doctorate in the Administration of Higher Education in 1997. Rosser’s dissertation covered the topic of financial resource development in higher education and was recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education with the 1999 H.S. Warwick Research Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the area of Alumni Relations and Educational Advancement. In 2006, Rosser was named a Distinguished Former Student of Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications. El Paso Community College awarded Rosser an honorary associate of arts in 2013.
Rosser’s career path following his undergraduate work began with experience as a corporate sales representative. After completing master’s coursework in 1992, he began working for the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students as director of campus programs. The first staff member to hold that position, Rosser remained with the Association until August 1996. From September 1996 to August 1998, he served as a visiting faculty member and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Agricultural Education and primarily taught courses in leadership development. In September 1998, Rosser joined the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as assistant to the vice president. He became assistant vice president for student affairs in September 2001. In February 2005, Rosser was appointed to the position of chief of staff and assistant vice president for student affairs. Rosser began service as the foundation’s executive director in January 2007.
He enjoys reading, running, cycling, and spending time with family and friends. He is married to Dr. Manda Hays Rosser. Wynn and Manda have a daughter and two sons. The Rosser family is involved in their church where Wynn serves as a deacon.