Thomas W. Ross

BOTtrossThomas W. Ross is the President of The University of North Carolina 17-campus system.  Prior to his becoming President in January 2011, Tom served as President of Davidson College from August 2007, until December of 2010.  He served as the Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation from January 1, 2001 until July 31, 2007.  Previous to the Foundation, Tom served as the director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts from June 1999 to December 2000 and as a North Carolina Superior Court Judge from January 1984 to November 2000.  He also served as Chief of Staff to a U. S. Congressman, a partner in a Greensboro, NC law firm and as an Assistant Professor of Law and Government at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Tom received a BA degree from Davidson College in 1972 and a JD degree with honors from the University of North Carolina in 1975.  He is a 1985 graduate of the National Judicial College.