Director of International Recruitment Ryan Sullivan Named President-Elect of International Admissions Organization
Published: Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012
St. Thomas University’s director of international recruitment Ryan Sullivan has been named president-elect of the Overseas Association of College Admission Counsellors. The organization is comprised of 1,300 professionals from over 100 countries dedicated to helping students make informed choices about their post-secondary education.
“OACAC is proud to welcome Ryan Sullivan as our president-elect beginning this July. He brings a wealth of international experience to the organization and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to grow in scope and popularity,” says Ray Marx of the American School in Quito (Ecuador) and OACAC president. OACAC is an affiliate of NACAC, an American based professional organization with over 12,000 professional members from around the world. The board has members from Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Japan, Singapore, United States and, now with the addition of Sullivan, Canada.
“I am very excited to join such a talented group,” says Sullivan. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the first-class education available in Canada for international students. I’m also very proud to represent St. Thomas University and Canada on the OACAC board.”
In addition to being responsible for the OACAC’s 2013 conference in New York, Sullivan will also be assisting with the American National Association of College Admission Counsellors conference in Toronto next year. That conference, the first held outside the United States, is expected to attract 5,000 delegates to Canada.
A native of Sussex, NB, Sullivan is an alumnus of St. Thomas University and is director of international recruitment. His work has taken him to over 40 countries promoting St. Thomas University and Canada as a study destination for international students. He recently finished a six-year term on the Canadian board for the Council of International Schools, has led four Canadian university recruitment tours through Latin America, and has presented at numerous international conferences.
In 2010, he was named to 21inc, a program that develops New Brunswick’s and Atlantic Canada's emerging leaders.