The University 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.