Coleman D. Ross


ANCORA IMPARO.   (I am still learning.)

— Michelangelo (age 86)

Trinity College graduation photo
Trinity College graduation photo

receiving my master's degree from Paul E. Raeter,

Chairman of the Trinity College Board of Trustees

photo by Andrew Ross

Following my retirement in 1999, I returned to school – initially to work toward a master's degree in economics. I subsequently expanded that to a second master's degree program and several professional designation programs. I completed the first of my master's degree programs in May 2006 and the second one in September 2008.

Trinity College graduation photo
Trinity College graduation photo

with my wife Carol and Trinity College Economics Professor Ward Curran

photo by Andrew Ross

I had begun my public accounting career in 1965, immediately out of college, and regretted not having had the chance to pursue an MBA degree. While an MBA degree seemed unnecessary in retirement, the challenge of additional learning didn't. During my Price Waterhouse career, I had also completed other industry-specific and managerial-related education and professional designation programs to enhance service to my clients. Some of those are included in this section; others are included in the Professional Designations section.

Master's Degrees

Trinity logo MA – Master of Arts
Major in Economics
2006 – Trinity College
American College logo MSFS — Master of Science in Financial Services
2008 – The American College

Other Post-Graduate Education

Kenan Flagler logo Kenan-Flagler Business School
Advanced Management Program

1994 – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor's Degree

Kenan Flagler logo BSBA – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Accounting
1965 – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Other Certificates and Diplomas

National Association of Corporate Directors logo Certificate of Director Education
2008 – National Association of Corporate Directors
Chartered Insurance Insitute logo Advanced Diploma in Insurance
2005 – The Chartered Insurance Institute
CFA Insitute logo CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate
2016 – CFA Institute
AICPA logo Not-for-Profit Certificate
2015 – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
GSB logo Graduate School of Banking Certificate
1984 – Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University

High School

Pleasant Garden High School logo High School Diploma
1961 – Pleasant Garden High School

For the course requirements of an education program, click on the program above. To view the diplomas and certificates, click here.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

— Benjamin Franklin