Division of Student Affairs
West Chester University
Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Ryan earned a B.S. in music education from WCU and continued his education at the University of Kansas, earning a master’s degree in higher education in 1999. While in graduate school, Ryan held assistantships in residence life, new student orientation and institutional research.
Following graduate school, Ryan served as the assistant to the dean of students and residence hall director at Colorado College. He then accepted a position as the assistant dean of student development and residential education at Duke University and was soon promoted to assistant dean of students and then associate dean of students. In May 2008, Ryan moved to Ohio University and is currently serving as the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. He is active in both ACPA and NASPA, two higher education professional organizations.
While at WCU, Ryan was actively involved in campus life. He was a member of the Golden Rams marching band as the drill instructor, drum major and student director. He was also a member of the Friars Society and inducted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Ryan worked as a resident assistant in Schmidt and Ramsey Halls, a Sykes Student Union student director and the assistant to the director for New Student Programs.
Ryan and his wife, Kara, also in student affairs, live in Athens, OH with daughter, Anna, born September 2007