James P. Ryan of North Haven has been appointed associate vice president for integrated marketing communications at Quinnipiac University, according to an announcement made today by Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs. Ryan has been serving as interim associate vice president for integrated marketing communications since January of 2018.
In his role, Ryan is responsible for advancing marketing communications across the university, including planning and implementing marketing strategies to elevate and/or support the university brand as well as the College of Arts and Sciences and the eight professional schools. He also is responsible for the university’s website, social media platforms, creative services, video production, photography and editorial services.
“Jim assumed these duties at a time when the university was changing its approach to marketing communications,” Bushnell said. “He has done an outstanding job building collaborative relationships across the university. I’m excited to see how his continued leadership and efforts advance the Quinnipiac University brand.”
Ryan came to Quinnipiac in 2017 with more than 16 years of experience in marketing strategy and communications, having led teams in developing award-winning work for global brands, including Pepsi, Heineken and Hewlett Packard.
“Quinnipiac holds a very special place in my heart and I am thrilled to be appointed to lead the marketing discipline for the university,” Ryan said. “We have an absolutely incredible story to tell and I look forward to partnering with students, faculty, staff and alumni to craft and share our narrative with the world.”
Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and management with a minor in marketing from Quinnipiac in 2002. He and his wife, Rachel, live in North Haven with their two daughters, Mackenzie and Finnley.