Ronald K. Machtley became the seventh President of Bryant University on June 17, 1996. Under his extraordinary leadership, Bryant experienced a rapid transformation of its facilities, academic programs, campus life, and technology resulting in national recognition and impressive rankings.

Administrative Highlights:
Women's Summit (1997- )
New football team & football stadium (1998)
President's Cultural Series
Wellness Center opens (Jan. 2002)
George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology opens (Sept. 2002)
Quadrangle transformation (2002)
Bryant College becomes Bryant University (August 25, 2004)
College of Business and College of Art & Sciences formed (2004)
Bryant reaccredited by AACSB International (2004)
Television Studio opens (Jan. 2005)
Chinese Institute (2005)
Residence Hall 17 opens (Sept. 2007)
Ronald K. and Kati Machtley Interfaith Center (2009-2010)
Partnership with WGBH brings classical music back to Rhode Island (2011)
NCAA Division 1 (2012)
Michael E. ’67 and Karen L. Fisher Student Center (Transformation 2013)