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Welcome New Hires for Fall 2022

(From left) Jemma Nazarali’25, Jada Cook’26, Samuel Johnson-Saeger’26, Jack Gladson’25, Andrea Santillan-Galindo’25, Chad McElroy’26, Richard Cordero’26, Sanskriti Kumar’26, Joseph Zhong’25, Cary Dornier PI’25, Katherine Lanzalotto’25, Noah Swanson’25, Nathan Tran PO’23 – New Hire Manager (Not in picture: Ryan Shakiba’26) Jada I. Cook ’26 Jada Cook is from Porter Ranch, California. She intends to major in… Continue Reading

Gonzalez ’85, Witt ’00 Step Up as Board Vice Chairs

Rose Institute Board Elevates Two to Vice Chair Roles Alumnae Gonzalez ’85 P’14, Witt ’00 Deliver Keen Experience and Policy Insights The Board of Governors of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has appointed Deborah Gonzalez ’85 P’14, and Jessica Witt ’00 to the position of vice-chairs.  Gonzalez… Continue Reading

Eric Figueroa ’92 Joins Rose Institute Board

Eric Figueroa ’92, P’21, a leader in local government in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been appointed to the Rose Institute Board of Governors at Claremont McKenna College (CMC). Figueroa has served as city manager of the City of Martinez since 2019. Working with his city council, Figueroa led Martinez through the Covid-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading

Lisa Pitney ’89 Joins Rose Institute Board

Lisa Pitney ’89, Disney Executive and Claremont McKenna College Alum, Joins the Rose Institute Board Lisa Pitney CMC ’89, vice president of government relations for the Walt Disney Company, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College (CMC). Pitney has worked for… Continue Reading

Sean Elsbernd ’97 Joins Rose Institute Board

Sean Elsbernd ’97, Chief of Staff to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College (CMC).   Elsbernd became the Mayor’s Chief of Staff in 2018, following six years of service as United States Senator Dianne Feinstein’s… Continue Reading

2022 Rose Institute Application – Due Sept 11

Do you hope to gain experience working in a professional, team-oriented environment during your undergraduate career? Are you interested in working closely with faculty who are leading experts in public policy, conducting research in the areas of fiscal policy, legal analysis, political science, and other areas relating to state and local government? If so, we… Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Frank Tripepi

Frank Tripepi, who was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1947, is a leader in civic management and a longtime member of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government Board of Governors.  He passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the age of 74. Frank joined the Rose Institute board in 2008, bringing with… Continue Reading

Q&A: CA’s Top-Two Election System

June 1, 2022 The Rose Institute published today the first in a series of Questions and Answers about politics.  This first offering is on California’s top-two election system, written by  J. Andrew Sinclair, an assistant professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a faculty advisor of the Rose Institute.  This report is a culmination… Continue Reading

Rose Institute California population change map

California continues to lose population, according to recent estimates by the California Department of Finance (DOF).  After posting its first annual population loss in 2020 (down 182,083), the state lost another 117,552 in 2021.  California’s population has now fallen to 39,185,605. This map, produced by Rose Institute researcher Thomas Short using DOF data, shows that… Continue Reading

2022 Graduates say goodbye to the Rose Institute (for now)

The Rose Institute congratulates these outstanding seniors for completing their academic work at CMC.  As they bid goodbye to undergraduate research, we welcome them into the Rose Institute Alumni Society. Here are portions of their farewell messages, what they have accomplished at the Institute, and their short-term plans. Katherine Paige Adelman “Working alongside such a… Continue Reading