ASSISTANT DEAN OF GRADUATE SUCCESS
Laurence “Rauncie” Ryan joined the Office of Graduate Studies as the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success in December 2012. Rauncie started her career at RIT as a customer service supervisor in the Office of Parking and Transportation. She then transferred to the College of Liberal Arts where she began working as a Senior Staff Assistant and after two years was promoted to an Academic Advisor. Prior to joining RIT, she worked at Ithaca College in Continuing Education as a Programs Assistant. Before that she was employed in Richmond, Indiana at Genesis of the YWCA as a victim advocate for women escaping domestic violence. She has a passion for working with students and is an RIT alumnus, having earned her BA degree with honors in applied arts and sciences; she is currently pursuing an MS degree in Professional Studies. Rauncie is the 2012 recipient of the Isaac L. Jordan Staff Pluralism Award and a 2012 team Presidential award for Outstanding Staff for being part of the Campus Advocacy, Response and Support Team (CARES). She is the creator and producer of the Voices of Survivors art show an annual art show at RIT for survivors of Violence.