NEIU Appoints Frank E. Ross Vice President for Student Life
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:Dana Navarro
|July 12, 2011
Northeastern Illinois University Appoints
Frank E. Ross Vice President for Student Life
CHICAGO – Northeastern Illinois University announces the appointment of Frank E. Ross, Ph.D., as vice president for student life, effective August 1, 2011. Ross has more than 15 years of demonstrated success in higher education student life administration. His extensive experience will provide a strong foundation as Northeastern continues to focus strategically on student success.
Sharon Hahs, president of Northeastern Illinois University, said, “We look forward to Dr. Ross’ leadership as Northeastern strives to maximize the potential of student life through strong partnerships with academic affairs and the surrounding community. He will bring all areas of the student life division together to enhance each student’s experience at Northeastern.”
Most recently, Ross served as the associate provost for student success and dean of students at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Prior to that, he served in various capacities for 11 years at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), including assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Student Life.
“Dr. Frank Ross is committed to student success, working with faculty, staff and other students to foster a climate of high expectations for all students. He attends to policies and practices as well as to ways for persons to work together that center on students and their learning,” said Scott Evenbeck, president of CUNY’s New Community College, who worked with Ross at IUPUI.
Karen Whitney, president of Clarion University and former vice chancellor at IUPUI, added, “Dr. Frank Ross is not only an exceptional administrator, he is an outstanding leader in the field of student affairs and will bring great energy to the university.”
Ross said, “Northeastern has a strong commitment to its students and their success, and I am tremendously excited to join the NEIU family. I look forward to leading the division of student life in its collaborative efforts to advance student learning and engagement, in a supportive environment where every student matters.”
Ross earned a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University; M.A. in education and student affairs in higher education from Western Kentucky University; M.A. in adult and community education from Ball State University; and B.A. in psychology from Ball State University.
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