Bryant University

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley steps down after 24 years, leaving a transformed institution as his legacy

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:23pm

Bryant University's Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for all that they accomplished in making Bryant the world-class institution we are proud of today."

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  • Bryant University's Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for all that they accomplished in making Bryant the world-class institution we are proud of today."
  • Under President Machtley's leadership, Bryant has emerged as a nationally recognized university positioned on a dynamic trajectory of continued future success.
  • Mrs. Kati C. Machtley '17H, founder and Director of the Women's Summit at Bryant University , leaves a lasting legacy as well.
  • Ronald Machtley is succeeded by incoming Bryant University President Ross Gittell, Ph.D. Dr. Gittell previously served for nearly a decade as Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH).

History, not dismal science, forecasts hope, says Bryant University Economist Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 7:15pm

It is also not surprising that the accuracy and reliability of their forecasts are also dismal.

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  • It is also not surprising that the accuracy and reliability of their forecasts are also dismal.
  • A well-designed policy must consider the data that are becoming available and leverage factors that promote economic resilience and growth.
  • Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics at Bryant University, a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to R.I.
  • Located on a contemporary campus inSmithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3800 undergraduate students from 38 states and 49 countries.

Bryant University Board Of Trustees Announces Appointment Of Economist And CCSNH Chancellor Dr. Ross Gittell As Bryant's Ninth President

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:41pm

Earning unanimous support from Bryant Trustees, Gittell will succeed Ronald K. Machtley , who has served as Bryant's eighth president since 1996.

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  • Earning unanimous support from Bryant Trustees, Gittell will succeed Ronald K. Machtley , who has served as Bryant's eighth president since 1996.
  • "We are thrilled to find a leader like Ross Gittell, who embodies the character and future vision for Bryant University," said William J. Conaty '67, Chair of the Bryant University Board of Trustees.
  • About Bryant University's next President, Dr. Ross Gittell
    Dr. Gittell is highly regarded in economic and policy circles for his economic analysis and forecasting.
  • As the President of Bryant University, Dr. Gittell will build on Bryant's upward trajectory while setting the course for the university's next chapter.

Bryant Zhuhai's Inaugural Commencement In China, A Global Vision Realized

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 5:28pm

The milestone commencement caps more than a decade of strategic effortsby BryantUniversity and its president to establish a four year school in Zhuhai, China.

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  • The milestone commencement caps more than a decade of strategic effortsby BryantUniversity and its president to establish a four year school in Zhuhai, China.
  • Dr. Hong Yang, Bryant University VP of International Affairs and Charles J. Smiley Chair Professor was instrumental in making this effort a reality.
  • There are currently 593 students enrolled in the four-year undergraduate program,a joint collaboration between Beijing Institute of Technology , Zhuhai (BITZH) and Bryant University.
  • They join a powerful global network of more than 50,000 accomplished Bryant alumni around the world who are making a difference in their organizations and their communities.

James Shanahan, Ph.D., to lead Bryant University Data Science Initiative

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 9:55pm

SMITHFIELD, R.I., May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Bryant University announces the appointment of James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., as the inaugural John '01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science, effective summer 2019.

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  • SMITHFIELD, R.I., May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Bryant University announces the appointment of James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., as the inaugural John '01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science, effective summer 2019.
  • The University launched an innovative undergraduate program in Data Science in fall 2017 to meet growing demand in one of the fastest growing sectors worldwide.
  • "The Bryant Data Science initiative is interdisciplinary in nature, including a rich experiential component, and aligns perfectly with Bryant's strengths and innovative culture.
  • In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Data Science, students earn aSAS/Bryant Certificate in analytics,the industry standard for data mining and analytics software.

Bryant University's Historic Capital Campaign Tops $100 Million

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:06pm

"When we launched this historic capital campaign, the entire Bryant community shared ambitious goals and the conviction that this campaign would be the catalyst to take Bryant to the next level of excellence," Machtley said.

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  • "When we launched this historic capital campaign, the entire Bryant community shared ambitious goals and the conviction that this campaign would be the catalyst to take Bryant to the next level of excellence," Machtley said.
  • Recent investments in Bryant's capital campaign include a $7.5M pledge from an anonymous Bryant alumnus, representing the largest single commitment ever received from an individual in Bryant history, which is among five commitments of $5M or more to the campaign.
  • According to William J. Conaty '67, Chair of the Bryant University Board of Trustees and with Michael E. Fisher '67 co-chair of Bryant's capital campaign, "This capital campaign, only the second comprehensive campaign in Bryant's 155-year history, has been record-breaking for the University.
  • "At more than $100 million, this capital campaign has already far exceeded our original $75 million goal and will continue through September 2019," Chairman Conaty noted.