Chief Executive Officer

Horacio Sosa, PhD

As the CEO of Rowan Education Partners, Dr. Sosa brings over 30 years of experience in higher education as an educator, researcher, and academic leader.

Dr. Sosa joined Rowan University in late 2006, as Founding Dean and later as Vice President of the Division of Global Learning & Partnerships and was responsible for the creation of Rowan Online, degree completion extension programs for adult learners, and multiple educational and training partnerships with corporations and nonprofit organizations.

In 2018 he became Vice President of Strategic Ventures & Initiatives to spearhead University-wide projects culminating in the establishment of a school of veterinary medicine (first in New Jersey), an industry-based Esports center, and multiple exploratory transactions with for-profit and nonprofit colleges and universities.

Prior to his administrative career, Dr. Sosa was a faculty member at Drexel University with teaching and research interests in advanced materials and structures, classical physics, and applied mathematics. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Japan, Spain, and Argentina, and was awarded with fellowships from Argentina’s National Commission for Atomic Energy, Argentina’s Navy Research and Development Service, Spain’s Ministry of Education, NATO’s Collaborative Council and Fulbright.

Dr. Sosa has served on the boards of several educational and professional organizations. Beginning in 2013, he has regularly served as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

He holds a master’s and doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and a certificate in executive administration from the Wharton School.

Board of Directors

John Bennett, PhD

Queens University of Charlotte
Professor & Director of Graduate Programs

John Jeffrey Hand, PhD

Rowan University
Senior Vice President, Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

Anthony Lowman, PhD

Rowan University
Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs And Provost

Marcelo Parravicini

Founder/CEO, Cygnus Education & President/CEO, Rowan Education Solutions

Joseph Scully, MBA

Rowan University
Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO

R.J. Tallarida

Rowan University
Chief of Staff

Melissa Wheatcroft, Esq

Rowan University
General Counsel