The university has hired a new Associate Director for the Office of Student and Community Engagement (SCE), Matthew Rhyand.
Rhyand spoke in an email about what his plans are for the foreseeable future in regards to his new position.
He has a connection to his position at Capital University, as he also went to a small university: Ashland University to be exact.
“I was involved in a number of activities such as FSL and orientation, as well as working in admissions all four years. I held a student affairs-related internship at Baldwin Wallace University for two summers that served as great training prior to graduate school. For the last two years, I have been pursuing my master’s degree while working in the Sorority & Fraternity Life office at Ohio University,” Rhyand said.
He specifically has plans in regards to Greek Life.
“I would like to explore the idea of a student activity assistance fund. Fraternities and sororities have a cost associated with membership, which may not allow everybody to feel comfortable or that they are able to join. Having an assistance fund could possibly provide an opportunity to make our organizations more inclusive and welcoming,” he said.
Rhyand wants to help the CapFam become a better place for everyone.
“I’m the type of person whose door is always open and I want students to feel comfortable being themselves with me,” he said.
Rhyand is excited about his new position in the SCE and looks forward to implementing some of his ideas for the university.