• Meet the cabinet administration for The Culinary Institute of America. A view of Anton Plaza at the CIA in Hyde Park, New York.
  • Meet the Administration


    The CIA is headed by Dr. Tim Ryan ’77, the first graduate and faculty member to serve as president of the college. His visionary leadership draws from his unique background of culinary, business, and educational accomplishments.

  • Dr. Tim Ryan, Culinary Institute of America president since 2001 and graduated from the CIA.

  • President’s Cabinet

    The President’s Cabinet includes leading experts in culinary education, student affairs, strategic planning, and alumni support. Like all administration at The Culinary Institute of America, the president and his staff are committed to your success as a CIA student and future food professional.

  • Kevin Allan, Vice President of Advancement at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Vice President—Advancement
    MS, BA
    Rachel Birchwood-th
    Vice President—Enrollment Management
    MEd, BS
    Sussan Cussen is CIA Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses.
    Vice President—Strategic Initiatives and Branch Campuses
    MBA, BS
    Certified Master Chef (CMC) Mark Erickson is provost at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
    Maria Krupin is the Vice President—Finance and Administration at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Vice President—Finance and Administration
    MS, BA
    Kathleen M. Merget-th
    Vice President and Dean—Student Affairs
    PhD, MA, MA, BS
    Dr. Michael Sperling, The Culinary Institute of America vice president of academic degree programs.
    Vice President—Academic Affairs
    PhD, MS, BA
    Rick Tietjen: associate vice president, chief of staff, CIO at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Vice President—Chief of Staff and Information Technology
    MBA, BS
    Daniel Vinh-th
    Vice President—Marketing and Communications
    MBA, BS
  • Contact Us

    The Culinary Institute of America
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 845-452-9600