Dean’s Council member since August 2014
Rose Ann is a community leader, artist, author, and owner of Graniterock, her family’s 118-year-old construction materials and services company based in Watsonville. Rose Ann is passionate about the values found in family-owned businesses and is a member of the Family Business Network, a global networking group made up of 3,200 privately held companies.
Rose Ann has collaborated with UC Santa Cruz faculty to expand the reach and success of the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy, a math immersion program created by her husband before his death in 2012. The Academy provides academic enrichment for Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey County middle school students and inspires them to pursue higher education in STEM fields of study.
She has written and illustrated three children’s books which tell stories of construction in northern California over the last century. A former registered nurse, Rose Ann graduated from UCLA in 1973. She is a member of Cupertino Rotary, where she chairs the Programs Committee.