Ry Rivard

Ry Rivard, Reporter, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2013, after nearly four and a half years at the Charleston Daily Mail in West Virginia, including three as a statehouse reporter. He covered seven statewide elections, two governors, multimillion-dollar contracts gone awry and high-profile litigation. He is a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University and a former college newspaper editor.

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Most Recent Articles

February 24, 2014
Iowa Wesleyan eliminates 22 of its 53 faculty and half of its academic programs. The president thinks it is now ready to grow. Can it?
February 21, 2014
Amid controversy over premature departure of Youngstown State president, community leaders -- including a congressman -- push the football icon Jim Tressel for the university's top job.
February 20, 2014
Activists at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Brandeis University have asked presidents to tie their wages to staff salaries.
February 19, 2014
Should presidents be job-hunting after seven months in office? Should a search firm recruit someone who would walk away at that time?
February 17, 2014
As the budget forecast turns sunnier for California's public institutions, the privates worry about cuts to a state scholarship program on which their students rely.
February 13, 2014
Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.
February 12, 2014
Generous alumni helped colleges rake in nearly $34 billion in donations in 2013, a 9 percent increase over 2012.
February 11, 2014
The University of Texas System's board expects to spend four to six months finding a new chancellor to replace Francisco Cigarroa, who announced Monday he would step down after his successor is named. 
February 10, 2014
A multimillion-dollar donation by a University of Virginia board member will help low-income students affected by the university's decision to scale back a popular financial aid program. U.Va. Trustee John Griffin gave the university a $4 million challenge grant last week, which he and the university hope will be at least matched by other donors.
February 7, 2014
The founder of a psychology university in California is blaming the president who had him fired for wrecking the institution.


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