Ryan Colvin

Ryan Colvin

  • Director of Residential Life
Email Address:
Office location:
The Tower, Suite 106


Ryan is originally from the state of Arkansas. Faith and family are the primary pillars in his life. He is a BIG fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, so he was extremely excited to attend the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He was passionately involved in student leadership, whether it was being an RA, NRHH president, or attending alternative spring break service trips. He loved being involved in housing and residence life so much, he decided to make it his career.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas, he continued to work in campus housing as a residence life coordinator for four years at Texas Tech University, a complex coordinator for five years at Northern Illinois University, and as the assistant director for occupancy management for five years at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ryan is excited to serve as the director of residential life at Carthage College, where he can be closer to family in the Kenosha area. He enjoys spending time on campus enjoying various programs and events with his wife, Liz (Carthage Class of 2010), and his three children.


  • B.S. Biophysical Chemistry — University of Arkansas
  • M.Ed. Higher Education — University of Arkansas

Main responsibilities at Carthage

As the Director of Residential Life, Ryan oversees housing and residence life operations. The Director of Residential Life also provides services relating to other aspects of residential life, including student conduct, Title IX compliance, on-call response, and student success.

Favorite thing about working at Carthage

“I get to work with college students … and the view is kind of nice too.”

Other interests?

  • Hanging out with my family
  • Watching and playing sports
  • Coca Cola, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Little Debbie Snack Cakes