Ryan Bass is the Chief Information Officer at Portland State University. He oversees a comprehensive IT organization with campus-wide responsibility for enterprise applications, web services, computing and network infrastructure, research computing, service desk, classroom AV, and event support. Ryan served as co-lead for a complete redesign of Portland State’s student web portal, championing the migration of data protection and disaster recovery capabilities to cloud infrastructure. He was also a member of the team that founded Link Oregon — the statewide research and education network.
Ryan began his career in higher education in 2005. He is a strong believer in higher education’s purpose and the positive impact it has on peoples’ lives. He is active in both regional and national IT organizations, including EDUCAUSE.
Ryan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Seattle University and an MBA from Portland State University. In his free time Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and children, volunteering in his local community, backpacking, and playing on a snowy mountain somewhere in the pacific northwest.