Ryan Laughlin Added to FarmHouse Staff
September 30, 2022
KANSAS CITY, MO. — FarmHouse has hired Ryan Laughlin to serve as the Assistant Director of Education and Leadership. “Ryan brings valuable experience on a campus and has worked previously to develop educational programs,” said Kahlin McKeown, Assistant Executive Director of Student Engagement. “I look forward to Ryan’s contributions to FarmHouse members as a member of the chapter development team.”
Ryan earned a B.A. in Economics from Winthrop University and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Appalachian State University.
Ryan has experience in student engagement and development while working for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. He oversaw the Georgia Tech Student Foundation including their budget, philanthropic efforts, event planning and student leadership training.”
“Ever since graduating from Winthrop University, I’ve had some form of involvement in higher education,” said Ryan. “After acquiring my master’s, I worked with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, connecting students to alumni and creating a space for the students to develop as leaders outside of the classroom.”
“Conference planning and curriculum building have always been dream jobs for me! The experience students have at conferences, surrounded by like-minded brothers, isn’t easily replicated outside of the fraternity experience. It’s powerful to see connections formed, new ideas shared, and the space for reflection that comes from events like Conclaves and Leadership Institutions. I’m ready to be a driving force in these experiences and give FarmHouse students the space they need to grow!”
Most recently, Ryan served as program coordinator for the Student Organ Donation Advocates, a non-profit based in organ donation advocacy work. While there, he reinvigorated their student programs and created a system using their customer relationship management (CRM) platform to support the continuous growth of the organization. He assisted with strategic planning for student initiatives such as recruitment, scholarships, and retention.
“I’m excited to orchestrate this impact through all of the programs at FarmHouse and truly set up the members for success as they grow their chapters and, in the future, go out into the world as a proud representative of FarmHouse Fraternity.”
Ryan lives in Travelers Rest, South Carolina with his wife, Kate. Ryan joined the FarmHouse Fraternity staff on September 20.
FarmHouse Fraternity is a collegiate men’s fraternity founded in 1905 at the University of Missouri by seven men committed to building men through a four-fold development—intellectually, socially/morally, spiritually and physically. In its 116-year history, the fraternity has initiated 30,000 members and installed 52 chapters at major public research universities across North America. The Fraternity maintains a headquarters office in Kansas City, Mo. More information about the fraternity, including its history, educational programming and life-long membership affiliation opportunities is available online at www.farmhouse.org.