Mike Rosenberg

technical consultant for transfer


Mike Rosenberg, an Eastern Kentucky native, comes to the Gardner Institute with a broad base of administrative experience at public and private two- and four-year colleges. After starting his career in residence life, Mike moved into the realm of student engagement, academic preparedness and academic advising. Enrollment management, strategic planning, judicial affairs, and program evaluation are all areas in his toolkit.

Most recently, Rosenberg’s focus has been on transfer programs and processes between community colleges and baccalaureate-granting institutions. As Director of Transfer at Gateway Community and Technical College and Chair of the Kentucky Community and Technical College Transfer Peer Team, he oversaw the development of the Gateway2NKU program, a highly successful collegiate partnership in Northern Kentucky; as well as developing transfer policy on the statewide level. He is currently Director at TNV Educational Consulting.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Duke University, a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Arizona, and an Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. His doctoral research focus was on community college students’ transfer intent, their access of transfer-related services, and differences between adult and traditional-aged students in the transfer process. His findings were recently published in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Mike resides in Newport, KY with his wife, Pamela Wilcox, and their two dogs. He is a college basketball aficionado, a relatively decent cook, and a neophyte gardener. For the last ten years, he has authored The Naked Vine, a wine education and review column.

To contact Mike, please email him at Rosenberg@jngi.org or call 828-385-8399 .