raynard rossRaynard Ross


1822 S. Norwalk Drive S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Raynard Ross has been a member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board since 2011. He has a personal and professional history rich in service to his community. This includes experiences as a police officer, juvenile justice worker, high school teacher, Director of Upward Bound, college instructor, and volunteer participation in several city wide efforts related to community safety and social justice . His current professional responsibility is as the Associate Dean of Student Success & Retention at Grand Rapids Community College. In this role, he leads several teams of dedicated educational professionals who provide services that support students in their journey towards post-secondary completion.

Educationally, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University and his Master of Arts from Clark-Atlanta University.

Raynard is a married father of two college aged sons who graduated from GRPS. He enjoys travel, golf, reading, music, and spending time with friends and family.