President Keith Ross began his tenure at MBU in 1992. During his time at MBU, he has successfully led three major fundraising campaigns that have provided resources to further the University’s Christ-centered mission.
In 1987, Dr. Ross earned a bachelor of arts in religion from MBU. He earned a master of arts in organizational leadership in 2008 from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2014, he earned his doctorate of education in higher education leadership from Maryville University in St. Louis. In addition, Ross has completed postgraduate work at Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
Dr. Ross previously served as MBU’s senior vice president university advancement. He oversaw the areas of undergraduate enrollment, development, marketing and communications, financial services, alumni relations and special events. As the chief enrollment officer, President Ross led the enrollment management team to execute a student recruitment plan that enrolls a balanced and diverse student body. Undergraduate enrollment on MBU’s main campus has increased 30 percent over the past decade culminating in the largest freshman class in University history in 2017. Recently, Dr. Ross was instrumental in launching both the University’s School of Nursing and its new adult and online programs.