Ryan Recognized For Creating Electronic Resource For Disabled-Student Service Professionals

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: August 14, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Daniel Ryan, director of the University at Buffalo Office of Career Planning and Placement, recently received the 1998 Professional Recognition Award from the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

The award distinguishes AHEAD members who use an innovative idea or implement a project that provides a service to help students with disabilities.

Ryan was recognized for establishing and maintaining the Disabled Student Services in Higher Education Listserv. The listserv, which he initiated in 1993, has become a critical resource to practitioners in the field and a place for providers of services to students with disabilities to bring their technical questions and concerns. Subscribers can receive electronically expert advice and opinions from other professionals in the field.

Ryan has presented at conferences nationwide on issues concerning students with disabilities, including the use of Internet resources, virtual career services, raising disability awareness on campuses, career development and educating disabled students.

A member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Ryan was named an Outstanding New Professional by the organization in 1992. His other professional affiliations include the National Career Development Association, the American Association on Higher Education and the Western New York Consortium of College Disability Advocates.

Ryan was recognized in "Who's Who in America" in 1998, "Who's Who in the East" in 1996 and "Who's Who in American Education" in 1994.

He received a doctorate in higher education administration from UB and master's and baccalaureate degrees from Canisius College.

Ryan lives in North Buffalo.