Dr. Bill Clutter Returns to Ross University to Expand Clinical Rotation Program


March 16, 2009—(North Brunswick, NJ)—Bill G. Clutter, Ph.D., recently returned to Ross University School of Medicine as senior advisor to the president in charge of clinical affiliation development. Dr. Clutter has more than 20 years of experience in both the proprietary educational business community and traditional higher education, including six years at Ross University in the roles of associate dean of admissions and director of administration/support services.

A seasoned executive, Dr. Clutter’s other previous work experience includes associate dean and director of summer, special programs and distance learning at the University of Maryland College Park; executive director of adult, international and outreach programs and services and executive director of the World Trade Institute of Pace University; university dean of continuing education at Fairleigh Dickenson University; and speech writer for the Kennedy Administration.

Dr. Clutter credits his involvement in higher education to his time in Washington, DC. “It was great to be in Washington at that time. It actually led me to getting involved in the University of Maryland, which is really how I got involved in higher education,” he said.

Dr. Clutter received a doctor of philosophy degree in counseling and adult development/higher education administration from The American University, Washington, DC; a master of arts degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland; and a bachelor of arts degree from Midwestern State University, University of Texas Systems.

While at Ross, Dr. Clutter was integral to the development of many of the admissions processes that are still in place today, and in the opening of Ross’s clinical location in Miami, Florida.

“It was a nice challenge for me,” he said. “What developed turned out to be a very rich experience for students.”

Dr. Clutter left Ross briefly to pursue other interests and is thrilled to be back. He is now aiming his sights at increasing Ross’ already large roster of clinical rotation sites across the United States.

“I’m hoping that I can expand Ross’ previous success in increasing clinical sites for our students—and yes, I’ve already seen progress,” he said. “I’ve been in contact with several major hospitals and I’m very optimistic.”

Dr. Clutter’s goal is to create a broader geography of clinical sites for Ross students. “I want to see students in all parts of the country, specifically the Midwest and California,” he noted. “I’ve always been very involved in student outcomes. I want to see students succeed.”

A recipient of many honors and awards, Dr. Clutter was named “Region II Person of the Year” twice by the National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education (1990 & 1992), and is also a member of the American Association of Higher Education, the American Council on Education, and the University Continuing Education Association.

Dr. Clutter’s leadership activities include: chairman, Maryland Deans and Directors of Community Services and Continuing Education (1985-1986); chairman, Region III Deans and Directors of Continuing Education Annual Conference (1984); state liaison, National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education (1987-1992); and a member of the board of directors of the Division of Business Industry and Labor of the National University Continuing Education Association (1993-present).

“Ross University is delighted to welcome back Dr. Clutter,” said Dr. Nancy Perri, vice president of academic affairs. “During his years here, he was integral to the development of the medical admissions process. We are sure that he will bring the same measure of success to his new position.”

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University, a subsidiary of DeVry Inc. (NYSE), was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine places more students into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world and has clinical education centers in Miami, FL, Saginaw, MI, and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts.

Ross University’s administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit or call 732.509.4600.