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CMU names its next Global Campus VP

Central Michigan University has found its next Global Campus vice president.

Peter Ross will switch normal responsibilities and job title from associate vice president of academic programs for Global Campus, a position he has held since 2007, to vice president beginning March 31. He will earn a salary of $185,000.

Ross first came to CMU in 1991 when he was hired as a faculty member and eventually worked his way up to become master of science administration program director.

He will be taking over for Ray Christie, who has been serving as the interim vice president in addition to his duties as vice provost of academic administration. Christie was named interim vice president after the former vice president, Merodie Hancock, left to become president of Empire State College in New York, last May.

A search committee, led by Pamela Gates, dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, performed the search before agreeing on Ross.

Ross obtained his speech communication doctoral and master’s degrees in speech communication at Southern Illinois University and earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Polytechnic of Wales, located in the United Kingdom.

Gates said she was happy with the hiring of Ross via email, but was unable to be reached for additional comment.

Calls made to Ross were not returned in time for press, and Provost Michael Gealt was not available for comment in time for press.

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