Charles Ryan (BSJ, 1962) was named dean of the University of Charleston Graduate School of Business in Charleston, W.Va. The appointment was effective Dec. 1, 2007.
Ryan is the former chairman and CEO of Charles Ryan Associates, an integrated marketing firm he started in 1974 and built into a $30-million business with offices in Charleston; Cincinnati, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.
Ryan has received many business awards and honors in his 33-year business career that followed 17 years in broadcasting. He was awarded the Oshel Craigo 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on behalf of the West Virginia Travel and Tourism Industry.