Donovan Ross


Board of Trustees

Donovan Ross, PhD

A native of Jamaica, Donovan Ross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Northern Caribbean University in 1986 and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Atlantic Union College in 1991. In 2006 he successfully defended his dissertation on the topic of servant leadership and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in School Administration and Supervision from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Donovan began his career as an educator in 1983 at West Indies College, Jamaica. In 1987 he served as a teacher at Bethesda Elementary School, Amityville, NY. Later in 1991 he taught Mathematics and Science at Northeastern Academy, New York, NY.  From 1995 to 2005 he was the Mathematics and Science teacher as well as vice principal at Garden State Academy, Tranquility NJ.  In 2005 he was hired at Spring Valley Academy, Centerville, OH, where he worked as vice principal in addition to Mathematics and Science teacher.

Dr. Ross performed the duties of adjunct instructor with distinction in the Mathematics Department at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and at the University of Dayton in Ohio.  In 2012 he accepted the call to serve as the Associate Director for Secondary Education at the Columbia Union Conference and was recently appointed to serve as Vice President for Education.

Donovan is a sports enthusiast, constant traveler, avid reader, and life-long learner.  He is the proud father of Danielle.


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