Ryan serves as a Director of the Center for Career Education at Millsaps College. As Director, Ryan leads the Center for Education team in developing programs and resources to enhance students’ professional preparation, as well as facilitates relationships and partnerships with employers to provide and increase career development opportunities.

He has 10+ years in higher education, specifically academic advising and career services. Ryan holds credentials as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and is a certified Strong Interest Inventory practitioner. He is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) and Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers (MACE), previously serving MACE as 4-year Institution Director and President.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and a Master of Science in Counselor Education with concentration in Student Affairs, both from Mississippi State University.