Associate Vice President for Student Success, Babson College
Ryan Travia is the Associate Vice President for Student Success at Babson College, where he leads the division of Student Affairs in the development of a holistic approach to ensuring student health and safety, personal development, and overall wellbeing. Travia provides leadership and strategic direction for a comprehensive portfolio that includes health services, counseling services, health promotion, sexual assault prevention & response services, and substance abuse prevention. Prior to joining the Babson community, Travia served as the founding director of Harvard University’s Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services from 2005-2015. In this capacity as the first substance abuse prevention specialist in the University’s history, Travia developed a nationally-recognized, award-winning substance abuse prevention program focused on education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers. While at Harvard, Travia also held a dual appointment as the founding director of the Department of Health Promotion & Education. Before landing at Harvard, Travia led the alcohol and drug education program at Dartmouth College.