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Ryan Sexton

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Ryan Sexton is the Assistant Director of Advising Services for the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida, with close to eight years of professional advising experience, at both the university and two year institutions. He has worked in roles of a freshman exploratory advisor at Florida State University, a Student Services Advisor at Valencia College, and a Transfer and later College advisor at the University of Central Florida. Ryan has presented at NACADA on several occasions at the national and regional level on transfer student topics such as transfer shock, creating successful transfer orientations, and academic probation. Ryan co-developed and teaches UCF’s first ever student success course for transfer students, SLS 3930: COS New Transfer Student Seminar, to help acclimate, engage, and connect new at risk transfer students in the STEM disciplines.

Sexton earned his BS in Food and Nutrition Science at Florida State University at Tallahassee, FL, and his MA in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Central Florida at Orlando, FL. Ryan is very active in his academic community serving as committee a member for campus wide initiatives such as Foundations of Excellence to analyze and improve the transfer student experience and the implementation of predictive analytics.