Born in California but raised in south Alabama, Ryan Missanelli is a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama, first completing a BA in history in 2010 and then earning an MA in higher education administration in 2012. Missanelli is an avid proponent for the benefits of a higher education and The University of Alabama. Since completing his graduate program Missanelli has worked in both campus settings and private businesses, returning to The University of Alabama in fall 2016. As the assistant director of Student Services he is responsible for recruitment and prospective student outreach. In returning to campus, Missanelli looks forward to helping students find their place within the College of Arts and Sciences while building strong partnerships with other areas on campus.