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Joseph Ross

Director of the
Telecommunications Center &
General Manager, WFSS

Office:  Telecom Building, Room 211
Phone:  672-2030
Fax:  672-1964


Masters of Arts Degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures – May 1973
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Major: Electronic Media Management
Minor: Organization Management
Thesis: “Development of a Functional Proposal for the Formation of a Pan-African Radio News Network”

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications –
May 1970
Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
Major: Broadcasting
Minor: Management

FURTHER STUDIES University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Area: Adult and Higher Education Administration

INTERNSHIPS United Nations Radio, New York, NY
Radio Station WIFE, Indianapolis, IN (Sales & Management)
Ohio State University (Radio Programming & Management Workshop)

EMPLOYMENT 1972 – present: Instructor of Communication, Department of Performing and Fine Arts, Fayetteville State University (FSU), Fayetteville, NC
General Manager, Public Radio WFSS, Fayetteville State University; Director, International Curriculum Development Program, Fayetteville State University; Director, Telecommunications Center, Fayetteville State University; Foreign Student Advisor, Fayetteville State University

1972 – present: Directly responsible for obtaining over $1.5 million for WFSS from Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Z. Smith Reynolds, and Television Station WRAL.

Fundraising Coordinator:
1980 – present: Over $1.5 million for Public Radio WFSS, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

  • Board Member, NC Public Radio Association
  • Board Member, Fayetteville Community Concert
  • Former Vice President, National Association for Blacks in Public Broadcasting
  • Former Board Member, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC
  • Former Board Member, Friends of Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC
  • Former Member, United Way Planning Committee, Fayetteville, NC
  • Former President, Cape Fear Jazz Heritage Society, Fayetteville, NC
  • Member, West Fayetteville Rotary Club, Fayetteville, NC
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