Dean's Advisory Council
The Honorable Raymond O. Gross ‘69
Judge Gross graduated from USF in 1969, with a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned his juris doctorate in 1972 from Florida State University. He has been an active supporter and alumni affairs participant, has served on the Foundation boards, and was elected in 2010 to emeritus status on the USF Foundation Board of Directors. He is a frequent guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member at USF and Stetson College of Law.
Judge Gross, circuit judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida since 1995, is the Chair of the CSDS Advisory Board. He has been presented with the 2006 Donald A. Gifford Alumni Service Award, presented annually to an alumnus who has "rendered distinguished service" to the University of South Florida. He has been a member of the Florida Bar for the past 50 years. Prior to that, he was a private attorney for more than 20 years.