Marion Rossi Jr.
Associate Dean/(Interim) School Director
College of Liberal Arts/School of Arts & Communication
Length of service: 
25 years

I began at OSU as an Instructor of Theatre Arts in Fall of 1994, teaching a wide variety of courses but specializing in performance subjects such as acting and directing. Over the next 20 or so years I directed somewhere around 40 shows for OSU (favorites include The Pirates of Penzance, Love's Labor's Lost, Buried Child, and Fences) as well acting in others (Assassins, The Merchant of Venice) and serving as the faculty advisor on many, many student-directed one-act and full length productions. Outside of OSU I've acted for the Willamette Stage Company here in Corvallis (A Walk in the Words, Heroes) and Bag ‘n' Baggage in Hillsboro (A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman).  I have been serving in various school and college administrative roles since 2011. I take great joy in the opportunities I've been given to grow and celebrate the visual and performing arts at Oregon State.