Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Ryan Yamashita joined the University Advancement team as an assistant director of alumni engagement in 2019. As such, Yamashita is responsible for strategically working with alumni volunteers, and providing both students and alumni with opportunities to connect with each other through class reunions, affinity anniversaries, and alumni ambassador programs. Additionally, he oversees overall programming for young alumni and student engagement.
As an LMU undergraduate, he was involved in many areas including student housing, first-year student orientation, campus ministry, admissions, and Surf Club. Prior to joining LMU, Yamashita was an executive team leader at Target, overseeing the hard goods departments, and an onboarding project manager for PatientPop, a health-tech startup in Santa Monica.
Yamashita earned bachelor's in entrepreneurship from LMU in 2013. In his free time, Yamashita enjoys surfing down south, running along the bluff, and volunteering during the summers, and is happy to be back at LMU.