Jamar Ross, who has more than 17 years of experience as an administrator in college athletics, is in his second year as the Associate Athletics Director for Business Affairs at Cleveland State University, beginning his duties in November of 2017.
In his role at CSU, Ross will serve as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and be responsible for the development, preparation, execution and management of annual operating budget.
Ross most recently served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Finance & Administration at Rutgers since 2012 where he oversaw operational budgets and worked closely with the Big Ten and NCAA on various reports. He also worked closely with the RU Foundation to finance special projects and had financial oversight for select capital projects and renovations.
From 2009-12, Ross was the Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations at Norfolk State where he monitored and managed the department's annual operating budget.
Ross began his career in college athletics as the Sports Information Director at Hampton from 2002-07 and served as the Associate Director of Sports Information at Old Dominion from 2007-09.
Ross earned a Bachelor's of Science in Sports Management from Winston-Salem State University in 1999 and a Master's of Science in Sports Management in 2008 from Old Dominion.
He also completed the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority in 2008.