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Goss reappointed Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 7, 2006 – Rosemary C. Goss of Blacksburg, the Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed to that professorship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board’s quarterly meeting Nov. 6.

The Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professorship was established in 1995 by the members of that board to recognize a teaching scholar in the field of residential property management chosen by the dean of the College of Human Resources (now the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences).

For more than 20 years, Goss has worked with the multifamily housing industry and the Virginia Housing Development Authority and established the first residential property management program in the United States. As the program's early graduates entered the industry, the reputation of the program grew, and leaders in other states requested Goss’ help in establishing programs, including those in Indiana, Texas, Florida, and Massachusetts.

Goss has also developed property management teaching modules for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Navy. Her research in generational impacts on housing demand and human resources is frequently quoted in industry literature.

Her efforts to bring the academic community together with the multifamily industry resulted in her serving on the first board of directors of the National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Institute, and in 2006, she received the first NAA Education Institute’s Apartment Career and Education Award.

In addition to her work in the property management program, Goss has received numerous awards that reflect her skills as a teacher, including Virginia Tech Teaching Excellence Awards in 1993 and 2001, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Student Advising Award, and the Award for Excellence in Career Advising in 2005.

Goss received her bachelor’s degree from Concord, a master’s degree from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

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