New President of Alcorn State University Under Treatment for Acute Leukemia

George Ross is scheduled to assume duties as the seventeenth president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi, on July 2. However, it was announced this past week that Dr. Ross is undergoing treatment for acute leukemia at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ross has been serving as vice president for finance and administrative services at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

Ross is a certified public accountant. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Michigan State University and an educational doctorate from the University of Alabama.