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“I’ve always been a history nerd and wanted to serve in an area that matters to me, so when the opportunity came to work with the Morgan Hill Historical Society, I didn’t hesitate. Our history is our legacy. I want Morgan Hill’s youth to have a strong sense of connection to their community and their heritage.” Roseanne Oty Director of Compliance San Jose State University Roseanne Oty has devoted nearly two decades to student services at San Jose State University. Since joining SJSU in 2010 she has held positions as Admissions Evaluator, International Admissions Evaluator, International/Non- Resident Admissions Counselor and Recruiter, and her current role as Director of Compliance. Previously, she was an Enrollment Counselor with the University of Phoenix, San Jose; and prior to that she worked as Instructional Services Manager for the SBRPT Consortium of Community Colleges, which includes Gavilan College locally. Before entering the education fi eld, Roseanne worked in real estate, and in retail store management with The Bon Marche/Macy’s and Bath & Body Works. As a college grad she and her husband Mark made their fi rst home in Spokane, Washington. While in Spokane, she opened Julia Rose Bridal Boutique and worked in Fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network and March of Dimes as an Events Coordinator. Mark’s employer, UPS, transferred him to California, and they decided to settle in South County where Roseanne was raised. Her fi rst community service was as a board member of the Spirit of Morgan Hill Softball Association. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Morgan Hill Historical Society and her neighborhood homeowners association. She also volunteers at various Pride events in Silicon Valley, Oakland, and San Francisco. Roseanne holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, San Jose; and a BA in Communications from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She is currently enrolled in the Counselor Education Master’s program at SJSU. Roseanne and Mark live in Morgan Hill. Their daughters, Cayla and Madison, attend college at Northern Arizona University and the University of British Columbia. 33