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South and West Newsmaker

| Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002

Daniel R. Rota

  • Age: 59

  • Residence: Upper St. Clair

  • Family: Wife, Pamela; three daughters, Kimberly, Susan and Melanie; and a son, Daniel, 13.

  • Education: Rota earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in history, political science and economics. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in education and education technology.

  • Occupation: Associate professor of computer and information systems, Robert Morris University.

  • Military service: Colonel, Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

  • Noteworthy: Rota has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Robert Morris University 20-Year Club. The club honors faculty and staff who have worked for the university for at least 20 years. The club also generates money to award scholarships to students. The club's annual functions are a dinner in October and a community bingo in April.

  • Quote: "I'd like to be able to publicly recognize the 20-Year Club members who have done a lot for the college. Not that the school doesn't do that now, but maybe a little more in house. I think we should have a plaque somewhere or something like that," Rota said. "A lot of people don't know we have something like this. In my tenure I'd like to make it just a bit more visible."

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