Ryan Smith currently serves as the Assistant University Ombudsperson at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan in the United States. In this role, he works with students and other members of the university community as they navigate conflict and complex issues, helping to explore options and pathways for resolution. Prior to this, Ryan’s career included roles un university housing, student activities and engagement, as well as student conduct where he investigated and adjudicated violations of university policy.

Ryan holds an MA in International Development and an Ed.D. in Higher Education. Ryan has been a part of ENOHE since 2020 and was elected to the ENOHE board in 2023. Ryan also serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution Ombuds Committee.