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Ryan Peters

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Ryan Peters
Director of Academic Services
OU College of Arts and Sciences

Ryan's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is a pathway to a more individualized and intentional college experience and meaningful work."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Communications, The University of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- Human Relations, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Music.
  • Sports.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Apathy towards college as a high school student.
  • Parent driven decisions on college choices based on factors that were not reflective of who I am.
  • An amazing advising connection that led to an internship with Sports Illustrated.
  • Experience working in Higher Education as a Resident Advisor.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Being undecided on a major.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Financial Stress.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • A lack of a positive support network.
  • Academic motivation challenges.