Ryan Smith joined Michigan State University as the Assistant University Ombudsperson in December of 2018. Prior to his work at MSU, he served for nearly ten years in various student affairs capacities including residence life, student activities, and student conduct. Ryan also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, collaborating with high schools and local youth empowerment programs in Albania. Ryan holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education and an M.A. in International Development from the University of Denver, and a B.A. in History from Regis University. Ryan has additional experience and training in conflict mediation, conflict coaching, and restorative justice.
Assistant University Ombudsperson