Dr. Kevin M. Ross became the fifth president of Lynn University on July 1, 2006. He succeeded his father, Dr. Donald E. Ross who founded Wilmington College, Wilmington, Del. in 1967 before becoming Lynn's president at the age of 32. During his 35 years as president, he led the school from a two-year Catholic women’s college on the brink of bankruptcy to a thriving university with a distinct international character.
Like his father, Dr. Kevin Ross took leadership of the university at a young age: 33, having held numerous administrative positions in educational institutions, including Lynn. Early in his career, Dr. Ross served as admissions officer and associate director of admissions at two independent schools, The Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.) and Avon Old Farms School (Avon, Conn.). His first higher education post was assistant to the president of Wilmington College (Wilmington, Del.).
Dr. Ross came to Lynn in 1999 as associate dean of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication, where he facilitated installation of its state-of-the-art broadcast journalism curriculum, studios and equipment.
Dr. Ross also served as director of special projects, director of development and vice president of institutional advancement before being named chief operating officer (COO) in 2004.
He has served on the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s board of directors. He is currently serving on the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as treasurer, the Advisory Panel of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, the Gulf Stream School Board of Trustees and the Millennium Campus Network Board of Directors. He is also the current Sunshine State Athletics Conference President.