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April 2006

Release Date: April 19, 2006

Reception Set Wednesday for Retiring ASU VP Ryan

A public reception for Michael P. "Mike" Ryan, who is retiring this month as vice president for advancement and university relations at Angelo State University, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Houston Harte University Center.

The hour-long reception will take place in the upstairs lobby on the second floor of the University Center. The reception is open to all interested campus and community members.

Ryan is retiring, effective at the end of April, after 35 years in various university capacities, including interim ASU President.

He came to ASU in 1970 as director of the University News and Information Service. A year later he was appointed assistant professor of journalism and served as head of the Journalism Department for two years.

In 1976 he became assistant to the president and in 1988 was named executive assistant to the president. Five years later he became vice president of university affairs, predecessor to his current position. He served as interim president after the death of President Lloyd D. Vincent and before the appointment of Dr. E. James Hindman to that position.

Ryan holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso and a M.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

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