Ryan has served at the Director of Campus Recreation for CENTERS @ University of New Haven since May 2013. Prior to this position, he served in various professional roles at Loyola University Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.
In his current position, Ryan’s work focuses on administration, supervision, facility operations, project management, fiscal management, risk management, customer service, emergency action planning, and programming. Throughout his career, he has developed strategies to improve operations, maximize resources, identify opportunities, and create areas for growth. His acumen for business operations within university operations has provided him with a strong sense to consider return on investment, risks (both short and long term), and impact on students into his planning and decision-making. Over the past five years, he has implemented various operational and programmatic enhancements such as growth of Club Sports, access to additional facility space, enhanced policies and procedures, reprioritization of budgets/resources, and several facility/equipment upgrades.
Throughout campus, Ryan embraces a spirit of community and partnership. He has served on various committees/initiatives such as Campus Events, Student Competency Development, Student Conduct, Student Wellness, Assessment, Strategic Planning, and University Spirit. He collaborates and provides guidance on various campus events and programs.
Ryan has been a NIRSA member since 2004. Over his career, he has volunteered in various capacities from serving on several conference and workshop host committees including chairing the 2017 Region 1 Conference, serving within Region 1 on the Contingency Fund Scholarship and Contingency Fund Oversight committees, and serving on the national Nominations and Appointments Committee. He has presented at national and regional conferences, with his most recent presentation at the 2018 Region 1 Conference.