The History of Ross

An Impressive Legacy

Ross students outside Ross campus Initial Ross Education activities began in 1969 when J.M. Ross opened a school in Flint, Michigan, under the name Learning Foundations. That school provided “after school” academic instruction to kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Six additional schools were opened from 1969 through 1971 by Mr. Ross.

In 1971, the name of the company was changed to Ross Learning, Inc., and the focus of the company shifted to providing prevocational and vocational training services to adults. Ross Learning was purchased by Howard J. Hulsman in 1973 and the organization began evolving into career training centers. In 1976, Ross opened the more comprehensive instructional services of the Ross Medical Education Centers. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Ross Learning, Inc. opened many schools across the Midwestern and Southern United States, all of which operated as Ross Medical Education Center, Ross Business Institute, or Ross Technical Institute.

In 2004, Mr. Hulsman sold Ross Learning, Inc., to three officers of the corporation: Christine Ossenmacher, Paul Mitchell, and Richard Lockman. In 2005, Paul Mitchell, Huron Capital Partners, LLC and minority investors formed Ross Education, LLC and purchased the assets of Ross Learning, Inc. On May 1, 2008 an acquisition was made to purchase the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology located in Cincinnati, Ohio. On June 1, 2012 the name was officially changed to Ross Medical Education Center. Between 2008 and 2010, Ross Education, LLC. moved all of its schools into larger, brighter facilities, roughly 3 times their previous size. In 2011, the Ross Medical Education Center in Sylvania, Ohio changed its name to Ross College. Ross College Online was created to offer Associate Degree programs.

In early 2017, Ross acquired three former Brown Mackie College campuses located in Hopkinsville, KY, North Canton, OH, and Quad Cities, IA (Bettendorf). On February 1, 2017 the names were officially changed to Ross College. The addition of these campuses also brought with them a few new programs. These programs included Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Veterinary Technology.

Today, Ross provides Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration and Medical Assistant training communities throughout Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, and West Virginia. At several of our campus locations, the Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant programs are also offered. All Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

Ross Education, LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College.

Our Leadership

  • George Grayeb, CEO and President
  • Anthony Iaquinto, CFO and Treasurer
  • Shibu Thomas, EVP Admissions and Marketing
  • Sharon Treumuth, EVP of Operations
  • Shaun Fracassi, EVP Career Services
  • Greg Brenner, CTO