Ryan Newton

Director, First year Experience



  • University of South Florida – M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
  • Kansas State University – B.A. Advertising

Ryan joined FYE as the Director in March 2021. Ryan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising with a minor in Leadership Studies from Kansas State University and his Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Florida, where he is also currently a Doctoral Candidate. Prior to starting at UCF, Ryan spent the previous 10 years at the University of South Florida, where he worked in various roles in the Office of Orientation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement while also serving as adjunct faculty in the Leadership Studies minor. Ryan enjoys staying active, attending sporting events, writing music, and serves as a volunteer for his fraternity.

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