In this new position in the Provost's office, Dr. Ryan will focus on enrollment planning, planning for faculty and educational environment resources, integration of strategic and operational planning, alignment of resource planning with strategic priorities and long-term objectives, and coordination of Santa Clara's institutional effectiveness responsibilities.
He will be responsible for the University's accreditation, program review, and assessment processes. Reporting to the new Vice Provost will be the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Assessment, and the Assistant Provost for Planning and Analysis.
Dr. Ryan has served as an administrator, policy analyst, and research analyst both at UCLA and at Santa Clara. With a doctorate from UCLA in Higher Education and Organizational Change, he was Santa Clara's Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and interim Dean of Academic Support Services. He has broad expertise in financing, capacity planning, student retention, pedagogical innovation, faculty appointment and retention, interdisciplinary teaching, and educatinal partnerships. He has advised administrators and trustees on policies and practices that facilitate institutional sustainability, faculty development, and student learning.
During the 2012-13 academic year, Dr. Ryan served as interim Dean of Academic Support Services within the Drahmann Center. In this role, he helped to stabilize an academic unit in transition, strengthened the delivery of services to undergraduate students, and worked with University advisors to refashion the institution's academic review process and tutoring program.