GateWay Welcomes New Dean of Student Engagement and Retention

New Dean

GateWay Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Aiello as the new Dean of Student Engagement and Retention, effective August 23, 2021.

Aiello has served in education for more than 20 years within Student Affairs at four distinctly different types of institutions, which include a large public land-grant institution, public regional university, a small private liberal arts university and currently serves as the Dean of Students at Portland Community College.

As a first-generation low-income college student, Aiello earned an undergraduate degree at Washington State University (Pullman) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. He earned a Master in Counseling Psychology and Ph.D. in Education & Leadership at Pacific University with an emphasis around the experience faculty and staff of color encounter within recruitment, retention, and campus climate, specifically at community colleges in the Pacific Northwest. 

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