Dr. Donald E. Ross
Dr. Donald E. Ross
Year: 1971-2006
Team: Lynn University President

Dr. Ross is the third administrator to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. President of Lynn from 1971-2006, he presided over an athletic department that would become arguably one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the country. Under his guidance, the Fighting Knights began play in the NAIA, made the transition to the NCAA Division II level and became a full member of the Sunshine State Conference. During his tenure, LU grew from six intercollegiate athletic programs to its current state of 11, won 17 national championships and 18 SSC titles. In addition, Dr. Ross was the founder and first president of Wilmington College (Del.), which he founded with his wife, Helen, in 1967.