Appointed as Emmanuel’s 14th President in January 2024, Beth Ross, Ed.D., is leading the College forward in a time of unprecedented possibility. 

Previously Dr. Ross served Emmanuel and its students for 23 years in a series of critical positions including Dean of Institutional Effectiveness/Chief Data Officer and, most recently, Acting President. Her comprehensive understanding of institutional operations—and her commitment to collaborative engagement with students, faculty, and staff—make her an apt successor to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who have previously held the Office of the President, including President Emerita Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN.


Over the years, Dr. Ross has earned the admiration of the College community for her deep dedication to student success, her contributions to campus life, and her warm and optimistic spirit.


Dr. Ross holds a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Regis College and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University.