Donald C. Roush Scholarship for Graduate Students


Donald C. Roush

In 1959 Dr. Roush joined the faculty of NMSU and became dean of the College of Education. He retained this position until 1968, when he was appointed Academic Vice President, with the title changing to Executive Vice President in 1979.

Dr. Roush has been examiner and consultant of the North Central Association, as well as past president. He has published extensively in the field of education and is called on frequently as a consultant at state, national, and international levels. His seminars on university teaching effectiveness have gained international recognition.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Drake University and his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. In 1982, he was honored by the University of Northern Colorado. In 1982, he was honored by the University of Northern Colorado as Outstanding alumnus in the Field of Education.

NMSU honored Dr. Roush in 1983 with the President’s Award for Service “in recognition of a career dedicated to excellence in teaching as manifested by his outstanding work with faculty and students at NMSU and other universities.”

In July of 1985, Dr. Roush retired from the position of Executive Vice President at NMSU, having been involved in New Mexico education since 1950, when he began teaching in Las Alamos. There he was an elementary, junior high, and senior high school teacher, as well as a high school principal. In 1955 he became Director of Field Services for the New Mexico Education Association (now National Education Association-New Mexico).


Financial Need: Not Required
Class Level: GR
Required Residency: U.S. citizen
Other requirements: Min. 6 credits