Ryan E. Ross

2021-22 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Ryan E. Ross (known as Doc Ross) is a father, speaker, educator, and equity champion committed to educational and social justice, inclusion, access, and the eradication of equity gaps for students.

Doc Ross serves as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs, equity, and inclusion for the Colorado Community College System, owns a boutique speaking and consulting firm called Stirred UP Enterprises, and serves as the president of the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado, an organization committed to developing emerging and arriving professionals of color. In the community you will find him serving organizations such as the Denver Botanic Gardens, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., the National Western Denver Scholarship Advisory Board, and the GlobalMindED National Advisory Council.

Doc Ross enjoys nothing more than hanging with his two children Gavin and Zoe, sports, and watching Sci–fi , fantasy, and action movies in the theatre. Recognitions that include: the Denver Business Journal’s prestigious 40 under Forty Award.

He lives by his own words: “Achievement waits ahead so never look back besides why settle on being good when we are designed to be great!”