Ryan Fewins-Bliss

Executive Director

Michigan College Access Network
Ryan Fewins-Bliss

As executive director, Ryan Fewins-Bliss ensures Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) is able to meet its mission by having the strategies, resources, and support necessary to reach Sixty by 30 (60% of Michigan residents earning a postsecondary certificate or degree by the year 2030). This includes leading MCAN’s policy work, fund development, partnerships, and efforts to achieve the organization’s strategic plan.

Fewins-Bliss has worked in education and the nonprofit field for nearly 20 years, having served in K–12, higher education, and community organizations. He served as assistant director of the Student Life Center at Saginaw Valley State University (MI) immediately after graduate school. After that, Fewins-Bliss served as assistant director of training and technical assistance at Michigan Campus Compact. Fewins-Bliss has also worked with the Jackson College Access Center, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Education Northwest/AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Shiawassee Child Advocacy Center.

Fewins-Bliss earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in integrative public relations and a Master of Arts in educational administration and community leadership, both from Central Michigan University.