Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D.
President, King's College

A native of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., was named the ninth president of King's College in February 2011 and took office in July of that year.

Before being appointed President, Father Ryan was Dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King's. He assumed leadership of the Business School in 2004 and, under his direction, the School maintained international accreditation from AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Father Ryan received his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Wilkes College, his Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Toronto, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University. During his studies in Toronto and Philadelphia, he did parish work in both cities.

Following his graduation from Wilkes, he served in a variety of accounting, and management positions for 13 years with Gilbert/Commonwealth Associates, Inc., in Reading. He was ordained as a priest in the Holy Cross order in 1990.

Father Ryan has published numerous articles and belongs to prominent professional organizations, including the Academy of Management, the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He has presented at professional meetings on topics including ethics, leadership, job autonomy, and the moral dimensions of a Catholic education.

Father Ryan is a member of the Board of Stonehill College and the Board of the University of Portland. He also serves on the Board of several local organizations, including the Earth Conservancy and the Sustainable Energy Fund. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Ethos-Gen, LLC. He is also a member of the Provincial Council for the Holy Cross Congregation and on the Investment Committee of the Holy Cross Fathers.

Father Ryan regularly assists the local diocesan clergy by participating in weekend liturgies and other parish functions.

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