Melody Rose is the 15th president of Marylhurst University since 2014. She was chancellor of the Oregon University System (OUS) from 2013 to 2014. She received her bachelor's degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz (Phi Beta Kappa) and a master's degree in public administration, a master's in government and a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University.Phinney/Bischoff Design House. "Dr. Melody Rose Named President of Marylhurst University". marylhurst.edu. Phinney/Bischoff Design House. "Dr. Melody Rose". marylhurst.edu. "Oregon University System chancellor departs for Marylhurst". Portland Business Journal. 10 June 2014.