Ronald K. Machtley

Ronald K. Machtley became the seventh President of Bryant University on June 17, 1996. Under his extraordinary leadership, Bryant has experienced a rapid transformation of its facilities, academic programs, campus life, and technology resulting in national recognition and impressive rankings.

Administrative Highlights:

  • Women's Summit (1997- )
  • New football team & football stadium (1998)
  • President's Cultural Series
  • Wellness Center opens (Jan. 2002)
  • George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology opens (Sept. 2002)
  • Quadrangle transformation (2002)
  • Bryant College becomes Bryant University (August 25, 2004)
  • College of Business and College of Art & Sciences formed (2004)
  • Bryant reaccredited by AACSB International (2004)
  • Television Studio opens (Jan. 2005)
  • Chinese Institute (2005)
  • Residence Hall 17 opens (Sept. 2007)
  • Ronald K. and Kati Machtley Interfaith Center (2009-2010)
  • Partnership with WGBH brings classical music back to Rhode Island (2011)
  • NCAA Division 1 (2012)
  • Michael E. ’67 and Karen L. Fisher Student Center (Transformation 2013)