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Mr. Zack Ryle

Mr. Zack Ryle
- Assistant Director, Admissions and Public Relations


Zack Ryle is the Assistant Director of Admissions and Public Relations for The Gatton Academy, a position he assumed in November 2014.  A graduate of Conner High School, Zack left Northern Kentucky to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News at Western Kentucky University.  While at WKU, Zack picked up another major (Sport Management) and helped lead several campus organizations including the WKU Spirit Masters.  In May 2012, Zack graduated with honors, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News and in May of 2014, he completed his Masters of Science in Recreation and Sport Administration with a Focus in Media and Branding. 

Before working for The Gatton Academy, Zack worked with The Center for Gifted Studies as their Coordinator of Communication and Technology, the School of Leadership Studies as a Graduate Assistant, and with the WKU Alumni Association as a Digital Media Specialist.

Zack oversees The Gatton Academy's admissions process, which includes traveling to schools, conducting Preview Days, hosting families to Bowling Green, and the interview process.  Zack is also in charge of the website, social media, branding, marketing, and image of The Gatton Academy.  

Zack is married to Mary Katherine (Higginson) and, in his spare time, enjoys watching WKU sports, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals.  Feel free to contact Zack with any questions you may have about The Gatton Academy, the experience here on WKU's campus, or any other questions you may have.

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