Susan Porter Rose is a public administrator whose career has centered on service in a series of presidential administrations. She worked briefly as assistant dean at the George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, before becoming assistant dean of admissions at Mount Holyoke College from 1966 to 1971. She was director of scheduling and correspondence for First Lady Patricia Nixon from 1971 to 1974 and served as chief of staff to Barbara Bush from 1981 to 1993, during the Reagan administration and during Mrs. Bush’s position as First Lady. Rose received her undergraduate degree in 1963 from Earlham College in Indiana and a master’s degree from Indiana State University in 1970. She was affiliated with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy from 1993 to 2000 and was a trustee of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library during that same period. In 1991, she received a distinguished alumni award from Indiana State University.