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Ryan Squire
Ryan Squire

Associate Athletics Director for Compliance


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Ryan Squire was named Associate Athletics Director after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance since September 2009. This marked a return to the University of Illinois after previously working as an assistant in the Illinois Compliance Office from 2002 to 2007. Between the two stints at Illinois, Squire served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Certification at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green State, Ohio, heading up the Falcons' Compliance Office from 2007 to 2009.

Squire's responsibilities in the DIA include the implementation and oversight of a comprehensive compliance program that educates coaches, student-athletes, DIA and university staff and the community about NCAA and Big Ten rules and regulations. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing the compliance monitoring systems related to recruiting, certification and eligibility as well as investigating and reporting potential violations of NCAA and Big Ten rules.

Squire began his career in compliance at the University of Cincinnati in the fall of 1998 where he was the Associate Director of Compliance and Student Services overseeing the day-to-day compliance operations for the Bearcats until 2002 when he came to Illinois as an assistant in the DIA Compliance Office.

The Sylvania, Ohio, native earned his bachelor's degree in political science from The Ohio State University in 1995 and his J.D. at the University of Cincinnati in 1999. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children and reside in Champaign.

Updated August 2012