One African American Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

The UniversityGeorgeRoss of Nebraska has announced four finalists to become president of the university system. All of the candidates will visit campus for public forums, meetings, and interviews before the end of the year. One of the four candidates is an African American.

George Ross is the president of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. The university enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate students and more than 6,000 graduate students. African Americans make up 7 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Earlier in his career, he held administrative posts at Clark Atlanta University, the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and Tuskegee University in Alabama.

President Ross holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Michigan State University. He earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.


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  1. Dr. Carlos Minor says:

    Dr. Ross was the Executive Vice President at Clark Atlanta when I was grad student back in the 90s. He would be an excellent choice for president.

    • Dr. Alex perryman says:

      I know Dr. Ross, from our hometown Detroit, Michigan and the National Association of Black Accountants. He would be an excellent choice to lead the University of Nebraska. Dr. Ross is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

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