Home » NEWS » Education » Ross leaving Alcorn, returning to Central Michigan

Ross leaving Alcorn, returning to Central Michigan

LORMAN — Alcorn State University president George E. Ross has informed the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the university community that he is leaving to become president at Central Michigan University. Ross came to Alcorn from Central Michigan and will serve as the university’s 14th president.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve Alcorn State University and the State of Mississippi during such a transformative time in the University’s history,” said Ross in a statement. “While I did not actively seek the presidency at Central Michigan University, higher education leadership throughout the nation nominated me. I accepted it because I believe it is a unique opportunity for (my wife) Elizabeth and me.

“I will always be proud of the many achievements of Alcorn’s faculty, staff and students during my tenure in the areas of student housing and enrollment; strategic and master planning; financial giving and support; and overall institutional reach and influence, and I am confident that the Alcorn family will continue to aspire to even greater levels of excellence.”

“Dr. Ross is a capable administrator and dedicated educator, so it is not surprising that another institution would want him as its leader,” Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds said. “We wish Dr. Ross good luck in his new position. We will not forget his contributions to Mississippi and Alcorn State.”

Alcorn’s 17th president has served the institution since Jan. 2008, and will assume his new leadership position at Central Michigan March 1, 2010.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply