Anne Ruybalid Named School of Business Director at Marylhurst

Marylhurst Business Director Anne Ruybalid

Lifecycle marketing expert and business growth consultant Anne Ruybalid selected to lead Marylhurst University’s business programs.

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Anne Ruybalid took the helm as director for Marylhurst University’s School of Business in August 2017.

“Business has the ability to transform societies, and in educating future leaders, business schools are uniquely positioned to shape the direction of that transformation,” Ruybalid said. “Our business school is small, relatively speaking, and therefore can be nimble and responsive to student, employer and community needs. I’m excited to get started down this path.”

Ruybalid joined Marylhurst in 2013 as adjunct faculty in Marylhurst’s School of Business, teaching and developing curriculum in courses such as human capital management, statistics and market research. She has also taught at the University of Washington.

Ruybalid’s teaching is informed by her concurrent work, consulting businesses on growth/retention strategies and marketplace intelligence. She has held several positions at the YMCA, most recently as Sr. Director of Lifecycle Marketing & Insights at YMCA of Greater Seattle.

“The world is changing so quickly that having instructors who are connected as practitioners in industry helps to keep the conversations relevant in a different way than at a traditional business school,” Ruybalid said. Most Marylhurst business instructors are actively working in the areas they teach, she noted.

Anne Ruybalid holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.A. in English from Emory University.

Read a Q&A with Anne Ruybalid about her new role at Marylhurst University, and how she sees higher education and business intersecting for the greater good, at:

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