New Admissions Director Prepares for Innovative Recruitment


Ryan Myzak began his duties as Truman’s director of admissions, Nov. 30.

With more than a decade of experience in higher education recruitment, Myzak plans to rely on data analysis, personalization and signature experiences to help the University find and welcome new students to campus.

“Navigating the challenges facing higher education is what motivates me to work in admissions every day,” Myzak said. “I am excited to innovate in admissions to meet the needs of changing demographics, rise to the challenge of a new education climate in a ‘post-pandemic’ world and to continue to advance Truman’s unique mission for the state of Missouri.”

Myzak’s enrollment management experience includes designing prospect campaigns, strategic planning and assessment, data mining and analytics. He has experience with multiple customer relationship management software including Slate, Salesforce, Hobsons Radius and Dynamix.

In his most recent role, Myzak was the assistant director of United States admissions operations for American University of Rome, Italy, where he designed and developed a strategic recruitment plan for undergraduate and graduate students in the Americas. He also helped overhaul external admissions channels, implement texting software and modernize communication channels.

Myzak served in a variety of roles with the California University of Pennsylvania, lastly as the director of undergraduate and international admissions. He assisted with the creation, implementation and assessment of the school’s strategic enrollment plan and helped contribute to new student enrollment growth for four consecutive years.  

After receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in history, German and economics from Berry College in Georgia, Myzak earned a Master of Education degree in higher education administration from Northeastern University in Boston. Among his research interests at the time were rural student populations and applied organization theory. He is currently working toward a Doctor of Education degree from Texas Tech University.

Myzak succeeds Tara Hart, who was named vice president of enrollment and student development at Union College in Kentucky.
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