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Citadel News Service
19 Feb 2009

University of New Orleans chancellor to discuss lessons from Katrina

Dr. Timothy P. Ryan, chancellor of the University of New Orleans, will present “Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina” as a part of The Citadel School of Business Administration South Carolina Bank and Trust Leadership Series at The Citadel at 5:45 p.m., March 2, in Bond Hall, room 165. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ryan has been the chancellor of the University of New Orleans (UNO) since October 2003. His appointment came after serving as interim executive vice chancellor. Prior to this appointment, Ryan held the post of dean of the College of Business Administration and the Hibernia Professor of Economics at the University of New Orleans. He has been on the UNO faculty in the College of Business since 1976.

Ryan is considered an expert on the New Orleans economy, the Louisiana economy, managerial economics, economic development, the New Orleans and Louisiana tax structure, the hospitality and tourism industries, and the United States economy.

Ryan received a B.A. in economics from the University of New Orleans in 1971 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Ohio State University in 1978. He is a 1987 recipient of the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, named in honor of UNO’s first Chancellor. He has also received the UNO Excellence in Teaching Award and the Young Leadership Council Role Model Award.

Ryan holds leadership positions with numerous community organizations, including Greater New Orleans, Inc.; World Trade Center; Idea Village; United Way; National D-Day Museum; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He is also active on several corporate boards, including Entergy New Orleans, Diamond Data Systems and Wink, Inc., and has served on many local and state government advisory panels.

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