Ryan Kieck

Credentials: he/him

Position title: Student Activity Center Operations Manager

Email: kieck@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.890.3530

Man wearing a gray shirt with curly brown hair and large square glasses smiling at the camera against a blue-green background.

Areas of Specialty:

SAC Policy, SAC Reservations, SAC Tenant Relations, Scheduling, Access Control, Intradepartmental and Interdepartmental Communications

Academic Background:

Music: Performance BM (L&S) from University of Wisconsin Madison

Areas of Interest:

Music Composition and Music Listening, Instrument Collecting and Playing, Jazz, Tennis, Hiking, Cooking, Reading, History, Museums, Meditation, Photography, Houseplants, Trees, Qigong, Videogames, Chess, Bird Watching, Learning, Picking up Hobbies, and all-you-can-eat buffets

Personal Biography:

I am pretty sure I was born in the Milwaukee Area. I lived and grew up in South Milwaukee for 18 years. In high school I spent a majority of my extra curricular time in musicals, marching band, or playing tennis. After graduation I made a beeline to UW Madison to pursue my interest in music composition. In my undergraduate time I spent a lot of time working at the Union. My first job was cooking pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches for Strada and Carte. Near the end of my undergraduate time I ended up as a building manager for Memorial Union and Union South. After graduation in Fall 2021 I worked as a building manager for an additional Spring and Summer semester. Near the end of my summer semester as a Memorial Union and Union South building manager I was transferred into my current position as a SAC building manager.

Favorite Quote:

“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie, A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly. Ask me a riddle and I reply: ‘Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.’ Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie, A fish can’t whistle and neither can I. Ask me a riddle and I reply: ‘Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.’ Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie, Why does a chicken, I don’t know why. Ask me a riddle and I reply: ‘Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.’” – Winnie-the-Pooh

“Be here now.” – Ram Dass

What do you think every student should know about the UW-Madison campus?

The Allen Centennial Garden, and the Botany Garden and Greenhouse have koi fish! They are out in the summer, and in the Central Greenhouse in the winter.