Ross on "Powerful & Influential" List by Statewide Publication.

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President Ross Named to Alabama Today's "32 Powerful 

and Influential Alabamians to Know" 

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU 

Alabama State University President Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. has again been named to an online magazine's list as being among the state's important "shakers and movers." Alabama Today's June issue lists Ross as one of the "32 Powerful and Influential Alabamians to Know."

The magazine lists a diverse selection of leaders representing various occupations and spheres of influence. The publication’s founder, Apryl Marie Fogel, described Ross as a leader who can "create change, start a conversation, influence the public or public officials, move an agenda forward or stop one in its tracks."

Fogel says "Alabama Today offers 32...movers and shakers with power and influence in the state’s political world...some of them are the bosses, mentors, elder statesman, and wise counsel."

Among the 32 on the list with Dr. Ross are Mark Crosswhite (Alabama Power CEO), Stephanie Bryan (Tribal Chair/CEO, Poarch Creek Indians), Jimmy “Yella Fella” Rane (Great Southern Wood Preserving CEO) and former Governor Jim Folsom, Jr.

The magazine offers the following about President Ross:

Quinton Ross, President Alabama State University

"Before his tenure at Alabama State University, Dr. Ross served four terms in the Alabama State Senate. While serving in the Senate, Dr. Ross distinguished himself as a true statesman and was one of seven African - Americans serving in the Alabama State Senate.

Dr. Ross started his tenure at Alabama State University in 2017 as the 15th President of his alma mater, assuming the helm of the University with a vision of growth and innovation and has been the driving force behind bold new initiatives and partnerships under his guiding mantra of “Moving ASU 150 years forward.”

Dr. Ross has set a new standard for fundraising at ASU. Under his leadership, fundraising at the institution has increased by nearly 130 percent, with more than $7.6 million raised over a two-year period through corporate and individual donations, as well as increased legislative appropriations."
-- Alabama Today Magazine

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Alabama Today is an online publication founded by Apryl Marie Fogel and it heralds itself as "the first place Alabamians of influence go for an inside look at breaking statewide, political and business news." The Alabama Today team includes freelance news reporters, as well as guest columnists from around the state. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.