March 26, 2012
Mike Alden, Director of Athletics, University of Missouri
"Ross Bjork is a nationally-respected athletic director, and he has made a tremendous impact on our profession. Ole Miss will find Ross, Sonya, Peyton and Paxton to be outstanding representatives of the University. The future is very bright for Ole Miss, and I'm excited to have a chance to work with Ross going forward in the Southeastern Conference."
Dutch Baughman, Executive Director, Division 1A Athletic Directors' Association
"He is, in every sense of the word, an absolute professional. He is diligent in everything he does, his decision-making is right on and he has a strong sense of personal character and ethics. His experience is serving him very well. He doesn't just go through the day as a blur - he has a plan for what he wants to accomplish and he executes it well. You have reason to be excited about Ross being your AD."
Joe Castiglione, Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma
"From strategic vision to core values and from passion to preparation, the University of Mississippi has made a fantastic decision in giving Ross Bjork the opportunity to lead its intercollegiate athletics program. Knowing the wonderful leadership characteristics, skills and perspectives Ross has developed through the various stages of his life's journey, the Ole Miss community has every reason to be excited about its future. He has his priorities in order and will work tirelessly to create the best possible experience for student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans and all those who love the University."
Dan Guerrero, Athletics Director, UCLA
"The Ole Miss athletic director's job is a fantastic opportunity for Ross, and I couldn't be happier for him. During his years here at UCLA, Ross played a large role in enhancing all of our external relations areas with an emphasis on fundraising and sponsorships. He played a key role in the planning and implementation of the Campaign of Champions, our major fundraising initiative for the renovation of New Pauley Pavilion, which is slated for completion later this year. Ross is a rising star, having developed a strong national reputation in intercollegiate athletics. I wish Ross and his family great success in this new endeavor."