Kevin M. Ross

President

Department: President

Office Location:

Schmidt College Center

Email: kross@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7823

Professional Profile:

Kevin M. Ross was named the fifth president of Lynn University, taking office July 1, 2006. He succeeded his father, Donald E. Ross, who served as Lynn’s president for 35 years. He 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 Ross’ leadership, the university has implemented a redesigned core curriculum, the nationally recognized Dialogues; a first-year student experience titled The Citizenship Project; and a three-year undergraduate degree program. 

The university was twice named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “most innovative” schools and as an Apple Distinguished School for its iPad initiative, one of the most extensive tablet-based learning efforts in the country. The university also launched an online degree program that provides a private university experience at a state university price. In early 2016, Lynn became the first in the education sector to deploy the iPad Pro when the university distributed the devices to undergraduate students and faculty.  

Additionally, Lynn has partnered with Wyncode Academy to offer its students immersive web development programs and announced a partnership with St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami to offer a 3+3 program, where students can earn both a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree in only six years.

The university is currently building the Christine E. Lynn University Center and the Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall, and capital and endowed funds raised under Lynn 2020 will soon exceed $100 million. Other completed projects outlined in the university’s strategic plan include the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, which served as the site of the third and final 2012 presidential debate; the Perper Tennis Complex; Bobby Campbell Stadium; the Mohammed Indimi International Business Center; the Snyder Sanctuary; and Remembrance Plaza, a permanent campus memorial to the four students and two faculty members lost in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  

Ross is currently serving on the Advisory Panel of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, the Gulf Stream School Board of Trustees, the Millennium Campus Network Board of Directors, and the Council of Independent Colleges Board of Directors.

Education:

A.B., English, Colgate University
M.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership and Policy, Vanderbilt University

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