INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Alabama State University President Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr., has been named a member of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics announced by the NCAA.
The mission of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics is to provide leadership and assistance to the association in its efforts to provide equitable opportunities, fair treatment and respect for all women in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. The committee seeks to expand and promote opportunities for female student-athletes, administrators, coaches and officiating personnel. The committee also promotes governance, administration and conduct of intercollegiate athletics at the institutional, conference and national levels that are inclusive, fair and accessible to women. Additionally, the committee develops programs and resources, which can be of practical use to the association in its efforts to achieve its mission.
“I’m extremely honored to represent our conference and serve the NCAA membership on this committee,” said Dr. Ross. “Since its inception this committee has had a profound impact on women’s intercollegiate athletics. I look forward to working with the members on this committee to implement programs and initiatives that will further enhance the overall student-athlete experience while fostering the growth of women’s sports in all facets.”
Dr. Ross is currently in his fifth year as President of Alabama State University, having assumed the leadership role at his alma mater on October 3, 2017. His tenure has been marked by transformative and innovative leadership that has included a 130 percent increase in fundraising, expansion of national and global partnerships, advancement of strategic initiatives under the brand of “CommUniversity,” and an increased emphasis on student success.
Dr. Ross is a three-time graduate of Alabama State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education English, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law.
He is also a distinguished career educator with more than 28 years of experience in Higher and K-12 public education. Prior to becoming the University’s 15th President, Dr. Ross served with distinction as a senator in the Alabama Legislature for four terms.
In 2022, President Joe Biden announced the appointment of Dr. Ross along with several additional qualified and diverse leaders to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The President’s Board assist with advancing the goal of the HBCU Initiative, established by the Carter Administration, to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to its students and continue serving as engines of opportunity.