Toni M. Ross returns to Christian Brothers University (CBU) as Dean of Adult Professional Studies. Ross will lead the recruitment, retention and marketing for adult undergraduate programs at the University. She will also have responsibility for the financial planning and administrative operations.
Ross brings to CBU a decade of higher education experience in admissions recruitment, enrollment management, student services and marketing with a major portion in the adult, nontraditional market. Specializing in information technology management, Ross has extensive experience with technology-based curriculum and implementation of computer systems. She is proficient in strategic planning, financial aid, budgeting and fiscal management and grant administration
Previously, Ross worked as a Student Services Coordinator for Comcourse Inc., served as Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of the Accelerated Evening Program at Crichton College, and was President/Manager of Odyssey, a computer graphics design company serving Memphis businesses. While at CBU, Ross served as Director of Admissions and Marketing of the Evening Program and Admissions and Academic Advisor. She also has experience in the classroom as an elementary and middle-school teacher in Science/Technology.
Returning to CBU, Ross expresses her enthusiasm about leading the University to the next level in the adult education market. “The competitive landscape in Adult Education has changed dramatically throughout my career in higher education. As an alum and former employee, I am excited to be back at CBU,” notes Ross. “I am dedicated to making the Adult Professional Studies program at CBU even stronger in the nontraditional education market.”
Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a MBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University.