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Ryan White begins his fourth year at Ohio University as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development.
In his current capacity, White serves as the department's liaison with the University Foundation and oversees the Ohio Bobcat Club, the fundraising arm of Ohio Athletics. White is the sport administrator for baseball, men’s and women’s golf and co-administrator for women’s basketball.
Under White’s leadership, the Ohio Bobcat Club annual fund has increased 33 percent. White and his staff recently completed fundraising for the $6.1 million Perry & Sandy Sook Academic Center which is set to open in 2018. In addition, White and his team were instrumental in the opening of the Walter Fieldhouse and renovating the football and women’s basketball locker room.
White came to Ohio after spending the past 11 years at the University of Virginia where he began his tenure as the Assistant Director for the Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF) before being elevated to the role of an Associate Director in 2009.
During his time in Charlottesville, White was involved in all aspects of the Foundation's fundraising efforts including the annual fund, endowment and capital gifts.
In 2012, White played a major role in the department's annual campaign which raised over $14 million for UVA Athletics. In addition, he conducted a new football seating and parking policy in 2008 which resulted in $2 million in additional revenue.
Among White's most successful fundraising efforts was his role in privately raising $126 million for the department's new basketball arena - John Paul Jones Arena. The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2006. Several years later, White and the VAF development team completed fundraising towards a $14 million multi-purpose indoor practice facility that opened in 2013.
Prior to his time at Virginia, White worked as an intern in the Wolfpack Club at North Carolina State University where he assisted the Associate Director of Endowments.
White earned his a bachelor's degree in communications from NC State and master of sports administration from Ohio University. White has spent time as adjunct professor in Ohio University’s AECOM Sports Administration program. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).
He and his wife Kelly have three children, Matthew, Lily and Katelyn.