Ryan Ptak – UIC Athletic Department

Ryan is the Assistant Athletic Director at the UIC Athletic Department, where he has been working since 2005. He oversees marketing, tickets, game operations, community relations, and the spirit squads. With his position at UIC, Ryan wants to work with C4C to help establish a connection to the neighborhood families and the opportunities that are right in their backyard.

Over the past year, Ryan and the athletic department have worked closely with Nancy Plax to set up events for the community to provide the chance to enjoy some Division I athletics. UIC offers 19 varsity sports and offers several “Community Days” that are open to the neighborhood at little to no cost.  For more information on those type events, be sure to check out http://www.uicflames.com.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois and a master’s degree from Northwestern. 

While once a renter in University Commons, Ryan and his fiance, are in the process of buying in University Village to become a permanent fixture in the C4C area.