John Rouse joins McDaniel College as director of Student Academic Support Services

John Rouse
February 20, 2014

McDaniel College announces John Rouse as director of Student Academic Support Services (SASS).

At McDaniel, he leads and oversees efforts to support students with disabilities. The SASS office is tasked with providing appropriate accommodations, services, programs and training in order to create an accessible community where people are judged on their ability, not their disability.

Lisa Breslin, associate dean of student academic life, said, “We are excited to welcome John back to the Hill. His experience and dedication to his students made him a stand-out candidate for the position.” 

Rouse most recently served as acting co-director of the Office of Disability Services at Syracuse University where he started as a counselor in 2005. After graduating from McDaniel, he worked as a special education/learning disability teacher at the Chelsea School in Silver Spring, Md.

An alumnus of McDaniel, he earned both a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and physical education in 2000 and a master’s degree in counselor education in 2003 from the college. Rouse is a native of Gaithersburg, Md.

“My role as SASS Director offers me the opportunity to come back to my alma mater and to continue my career where it launched,” Rouse said. “I look forward to meeting members of the college community and reconnecting with individuals who have been long-time friends.”