Dr. Cindy Ross
President, Cameron University
Serving as a strong leader in Oklahoma higher education for 34 years, Cindy Ross became the 16th president of Cameron University in August 2002.
For the past ten years, Ross
has implemented groundbreaking initiatives for academic progress and community development.
leadership, Cameron University
has raised academic standards for faculty, welcomed the largest freshman class in CU history and initiated a 5-year cycle of strategic planning.
launched the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in Cameron's history with a goal of raising $8.5 million, the largest three year campaign of any regional university in the state of Oklahoma.
Over $12.5 million (48% above goal) were raised for student scholarships, endowed faculty positions and the construction of the McMahon Centennial Complex (MCC) and the Bentley Gardens.
During Ross's tenure, the University has completed over $60 million in building construction, including the Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Students
(CETES), CETES Conference Center, the Business Building, the MCC, the Bentley Gardens, and the Academic Commons.
Ross earned her baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees from Oklahoma State University where she held both administrative and academic posts until 1990 when she joined the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE).
She worked as Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs during her 12 years at the OSRHE before coming to Cameron.