Monica Dreyer Rossi
Monica Dreyer Rossi has worked in higher education in Norway and the US specializing in the management of continuing education, remote education, and community outreach projects. She served as the Division Manager for an 800-student External Programs Department in the Business Administration and Social Sciences Faculty at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. In this position, she supervised large-scale education programs in organizational management and leadership and oversaw continuing education projects involving the Norwegian Army and Norway’s International Peace-keeping forces.
She currently works as a project manager/research manager at the UI College of Public Health, where she oversees the American Indian and Alaska Native Leadership Academy, the Behavioral Health Education Program, and the Native Youth Round Table. She holds a degree in Organization and Management (Cand.Polit) from UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.
Monica appreciates the opportunity to work with colleagues across campus as a member of UI Staff Council and is passionate about advocating for training and career opportunities, strengthening learning and collegial relations, and promoting a healthy work and life balance for everyone at UI. She serves on the University Relations Committee and the Education Committee.
Monica comes from the high north city of Tromsø, which is located 220 miles above the polar circle. She makes frequent trips back to Scandinavia with her Norwegian-American family. She is a native Norwegian speaker, fluent in English and Swedish, and conversant in Danish.