Ryan Brusco

Academic Advisor

rbrusco@cgcc.edu, (541) 506-6066


Ryan Brusco is a full-time Academic Advisor in the Student Services Department and started working at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) in 2015.  Previously, he was working at San Jose State University (SJSU) in varous roles, from academic advising to undergraduate admissions and evaluations. 

He began his professional career in higher education in 2007 working as a Student Services Assistant in the Office of the Registrar at SJSU where he grew skill sets in connecting students to support services and programs.  During his time in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SJSU, he advised a caseload of over 300+ first-generation students who came from historically low-income and educationally underserved backgrounds. 

Ryan brings with him a richness of experiences working with minority, non-traditional, and at-risk students.



San Jose State University

Master of Arts in Education/Counseling & Student Personnel, 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, minor in Mathematics for K-8 Teachers, 2005

DeAnza Community College

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, 2003