"In general, higher education is all about the student experience as they pursue their degree. I enjoy the daily interactions with the students, and not just during the recruitment process, but while they study, socialize, and live on campus – all while they pursue their dreams. I have great professional peers throughout the country and have the opportunity to travel to some great places to meet prospective students and attend national conferences."

Ross Grippi

Director of Admission



Painesville, Ohio

Graduate Of

Baldwin-Wallace College – B.A.
The University of New Mexico – M.S.


Business Administration & Sport Management double major - Bachelor's
Sport Administration - Master's

A Little Bit About Me

I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as love animals.  I am an avid golfer and spent 18 months working with the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association, an affiliate of the United States Golf Association (USGA) in Albuquerque, NM, hosting U.S. Open qualifiers, local championships and conducting course ratings. 

I spent 14 years coaching a men's collegiate club volleyball team and finished 3rd, 5th, and 9th (twice) at the national championship tournament.

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Contact Info


Office of Admission
Slocum Hall
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3031
P 440-847-9750 (for texts)
F 740-368-3314
E rrgrippi@owu.edu

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