Ryan Roy

Title: Completion Coach
Dept.: GV Complete
Office: Student Center 121-1

Lifelong resident of the Des Moines area and first generation college student, Ryan is the youngest sibling with a brother and sister. All of his professional experience has consisted of helping individuals be successful in the academic and college setting. This matches Ryan's passion for helping individuals in many aspects of his life.

Academic Background

  • B.A. Social Science-Secondary Education Endorsement, American History, Psychology, Sociology. Central College (2004)
  • M.S. Leadership Development-Higher Education Concentration. Drake University, (2015)

Start Date at Grand View

  • July 1, 2014

Areas of Expertise

  • IceBreakers
  • Team Building Activities
  • Degree Planning and Completion 

Personal Interests

  • Enjoy Des Moines local area festivals and activities.
  • Supporting and attending Grand View Vikings events!
  • Enjoy local minor league athletics in the Des Moines area including the Iowa Wild, Iowa Cubs, and Iowa Wolves.
  • Chicago Bears football fan.
  • Strong passion for Iowa State Athletics.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
There are so many dedicated people here to help students be successful in college, discuss vocation. We are a great small liberal arts college located in a larger city with an abundance of opportunities of internships and career opportunities right in a student's backyard. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
There are many amazing students here at Grand View. The staff is amazing across campus to work with students. If someone doesn't know the answer they will help you find out the answer or connect you immediately to a department on campus that will help you. 
Ryan Roy