Ryan Rains

Ryan Rains
  • Director of Entrepreneurship Co-Curricular Programs
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, 1030M


Ryan Rains is the Director of Entrepreneurship Co-Curricular Programs. He earned his Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics at the University of Kentuck,y, his master's in Christian education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an MBA at West Texas A&M University.  

Rains' career has been heavily influenced by building partnerships and creating mutual wins. Most recently, he served as the Director of Business Development and Programs at the Chamber of Lawrence and the Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence and Douglas County where he was a project manager for the City of Lawrence's first economic development strategic plan, and an active contributor to the Douglas County Community Health Plan to End Poverty. In these roles, he focused on aligning various strategic initiatives and resources to promote entrepreneurship and business growth and expansion, especially as it related to underrepresented entrepreneurs in Douglas County.  

As the Director of Entrepreneurship Co-Curricular Programs, Rains will be working with others to create experiential learning opportunities for students to engage with entrepreneurship.


MBA, West Texas A&M University
M.A. in Christian Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. in Agricultural Economics, Minor in Business, University of Kentucky