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Ryan Specht-Boardman | Program Manager of the UW Flexible Option, University of Wisconsin Extended Campus

Current Position and Past Experience
Ryan Specht-Boardman is currently Program Manager of the UW Flexible Option at University of Wisconsin Extended Campus. The UW Flexible Option is the University of Wisconsin’s suite of online comptenency-based degrees and certificates, primarily serving adult learners who have some college experience but no degree. Previously, he was Program Coordinator for the UW Flexible Option and before that, an Enrollment Adviser, helping adult learners in the college discovery and application process. Prior, he was at the University of Iowa serving as an Assistant Hall Director and an Assistant Residence Education Coordinator.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Specht-Boardman holds a Master of Arts in Education Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Ryan is an avid cooker, reader, board gamer, traveler, and art enthusiast. Being active in the outdoors, and exploring the Midwest, are fixtures of his weekends. Ryan is on a lifelong quest to find the best cheese curds.

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