YPCV Member Spotlight - Dr. Tony Ryals


Name: Dr. Tony Ryals


Company/Organization: Sweet Briar College


Job Title: Director of Student Success & Accessibility


How long have you been in Lynchburg? Six years


Tell us about your professional role: I work with students to ensure they feel valued, heard, and they are successful in their college career. I love this work because I recognize that the work is bigger than me and it gives me an opportunity to cultivate relationships and inspire students to be their best selves.


What do you enjoy in your spare time? In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, running, and indulging my inner epicure.


Who or what inspires you? My faith, family, and community always inspire me.


What's a fun fact about you? I am currently studying how to speak conversational Japanese.


Why did you join YPCV? I joined YPCV because I saw (and continue to see) the value of keeping great individuals in the great city of Lynchburg. I also enjoy how YPCV seeks to engage the community through professional development, service, and bringing young professionals together socially.