Dr. Kevin M. Ross was named the fifth president of Lynn University, taking office July 1, 2006. He succeeded his father, Dr. Donald E. Ross, who founded Wilmington College before serving as Lynn’s president for 35 years. Kevin also previously served Lynn as the associate dean of the College of International Communication, director of special projects, director of development, vice president of institutional advancement, and chief operating officer.
During his tenure as president, the university has made significant strides in support of its strategic plan, Lynn 2020. Under Kevin’s leadership, the university has implemented a redesigned core curriculum, the nationally recognized Dialogues of Learning; a first-year student experience titled The Citizenship Project; a three-year undergraduate degree program; and the iPad mini initiative, one of the nation’s most extensive tablet-based learning efforts.
Since the launch of Lynn 2020, capital raised on university endowed projects has exceeded $50 million. These projects have included a new performing arts center, which served as the site of the third and final 2012 presidential debate; the Perper Tennis Complex; and a permanent campus memorial to the four students and two faculty members lost in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Kevin earned his A.B. degree in English from Colgate University and his Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College. He received his doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Kevin is currently serving on the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 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.