Ryan Baldassario

Director of Engagement

School of Public Policy


BA, Political Science, Central Connecticut State University
MA, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Connecticut
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, University of Connecticut

Professional Experience

Program Coordinator/Administrator, University of Connecticut Full-Time MBA Program
Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut Neag School of Education
District Aide, US House of Representatives (CT-05)

Ryan Baldassario

Ryan Baldassario is the Director of Engagement for the School of Public Policy. In this role, Ryan manages a number of professional development, outreach, and external relations efforts. Ryan will also instruct internship courses and oversee the Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) program, along with the Public Sector Executive Leadership Collaborative.

Prior to joining SPP, Ryan spent six years administering the Full-Time MBA program at the UConn School of Business – overseeing advising, orientation, faculty scheduling, student club advising, and event management efforts for graduate business students. Ryan has also taught a number of sections of UNIV 1800 FYE courses in Hartford and Storrs, along with Field Study Internship courses in the School of Business.

Ryan earned his undergraduate degree from the Honors Program at CCSU, and his MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Neag School of Education at UConn.

Ryan Baldassario
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3768
Fax(860) 246-0334
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 424
CampusHartford Campus