Ryan Lombardi

Dr. Ryan Lombardi serves as the Vice President for Student and Campus Life at Cornell University.  The Division of Student and Campus Life provides a broad array of programs and services designed to support students and the campus community, including Athletics and Physical Education, Office of the Dean of Students, Gannett Health Services, Finance and Administration (including Campus Life Enterprise Services), Public Service Center and Cornell Career Services.  The Division is comprised of over 1,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of more than $220 million.

Prior to joining Cornell in August, 2015, Dr. Lombardi served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and affiliated faculty in the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. He has also worked at Duke University and Colorado College.

Dr. Lombardi received an undergraduate degree in Music Education from West Chester University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas.  He completed a doctorate in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University. 

Ryan resides in Ithaca, NY with his wife Dr. Kara Lombardi and his two daughters.