» Bryant Dowd

Tracy RastelloAssociate Director of International Admission

bdowd@chapman.edu

Biography in Brief

Originally from Argo, Illinois, Bryant graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Marketing: Sales and Advertising as well as his Master’s of Business Administration. He’s worked in international higher education since 2010 and has a passion for bringing access to US education to communities abroad. His favorite aspect of working with students abroad is engaging with students that are eager to use this opportunity to build a strong foundation for their future. 

When he’s not working or spending time with family and friends, he’s oftentimes found cooking or baking cuisines from around the world. 

Bryant is extremely excited for new opportunities and adventures in California and appreciates the warm reception he’s received from the Chapman community as a new resident in the Golden State.

Advice from Bryant

Get out of your comfort zone. Challenge yourself in new ways as a student at Chapman. Find ways to expand your worldview and engage in the communities around you. Go see a show on campus, attend an athletic event, meet new people, and explore ways to make your college experience a fulfilling one.

Favorite Spot on Campus

Chapman Global Citizens Plaza because it is a great reminder that I’m a part of something bigger in this life.

Favorite Aspect about Working in the Office of Admission

I find it most rewarding to be a part of a student’s journey as they decide where to go to school and what to study.

Fast Facts

Three Words to Describe Myself: I got this.

Favorite Subject: Consumer Behavior

Role Model: My granny, she taught me to go through life always leading with love and faith. Her spirit is inspirational.

Most Prized Possession: My travel memories!

Favorite Summer Activities: Kayaking, cookouts, and day trips with friends

Best Movie of All Time: Inception

Favorite Quote: You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” - Maya Angelou

Dream Job: I’d be the Program Director for a global food and culture experience company based on the African continent. I would scope out new locations and experiences for small groups to enjoy while in other countries on business.

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