Presidential Remarks

Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees formally installed Dr. George E. Ross as the University’s 14th president.Surrounded by dignitaries, state officials, faculty, staff, students and family, Dr. Ross accepted the official induction into the presidency and was bestowed the Medallion of Office by the CMU Board of Trustees during the Oct. 14, 2010 Investiture ceremony.With more than 1000 people in attendance, Ross spoke about the “Central Commitment,” and vowed that the CMU community would continue to participate in enhancing its culture of academic excellence.

He said fundamental University goals must revolve around academic quality and student excellence, an expansion of learning and understanding, and research and creative activities that contribute to knowledge and cultural enhancements.“Our Central Commitment must be to transform our traditions and focus our future,” Dr. Ross said. “As a progressive University, we will take a leadership and partnership in the education, economic development, health care, social and cultural development in global society.”To read Dr. Ross’ President’s Address in its entirety, please click here. ​