John A. Roush

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John Roush addressing the entering class of 2004.

John Allen Roush is a figure in American higher education and currently the president of Centre College. An Ohio native, Roush graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School and holds a bachelor's degree in English from Ohio University's Honors College (where he graduated summa cum laude) and a Master's and PhD from Miami University. Roush began his career at Miami University as an assistant football coach, later to become Executive Assistant to the President in 1976. After Miami University, Roush joined the University of Richmond in 1982. John Roush became Centre College's 20th President in 1998. He is married to wife Susie.

Accomplishments at Centre College[edit]

Since Roush became president in 1998, Centre College has established the Brown Fellows Program, the Bonner Scholars Program, and the Centre Scholars Program; renovated several buildings on campus, including the Campus Center, Sutcliffe Hall, Stuart Hall, Ruby Cheek House (2009), the Norton Center for the Arts (2009), and Young Hall (2010); added several new buildings, including Cowan (2008), Pearl Hall (2008), and the Student Center (2009); completed several successful campaigns, including A More Perfect Centre, which raised nearly $170 million - some $50 million over the original goal; and increased the enrollment significantly.[1]


  1. ^ "John Allen Roush". Archived from the original on July 23, 2009. Retrieved August 6, 2009. 

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Preceded by
Michael F. Adams
President of Centre College
1998 – present
Succeeded by