• 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 President’s Cabinet

    Led by Dr. L. Timothy Ryan ’77—a CIA graduate and highly renowned food industry leader —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.

  • Dr. Tim Ryan, Culinary Institute of America president since 2001 and graduated from the CIA.
    President
    EdD, MBA, BS, AOS, CMC, AAC
  • Kevin Allan, Vice President of Advancement at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Vice President—Advancement
    MS, BA
    Rachel Birchwood-th
    Associate Vice President—Enrollment Management
    MEd, BS
    Sussan Cussen is CIA Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses.
    Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses
    MBA, BS
    Greg Drescher is CIA's Vice President—Strategic Initiatives and Industry Leadership.
    Vice President—Strategic Initiatives and Industry Leadership
    Certified Master Chef (CMC) Mark Erickson is provost at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
    Provost
    MBA, BS, AOS, CMC
    Maria Krupin is the Vice President—Finance and Administration at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Vice President—Finance and Administration
    MS, BA
    Dr. Kathleen M. Merget, CIA Dean—Liberal Arts and Business Management
    Associate 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.
    Associate Vice President, Chief of Staff, and CIO
    MBA, BS
  • Contact Us

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