At Chicago State University, Ryan Green serves as senior adviser to the president on strategic, executive and administrative matters. He manages government relations, communications and alumni affairs. Before joining the university last year, Green was general counsel for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services. Earlier in his career, at Mayer Brown, he was on the associate diversity council and the pro bono committee and represented, pro bono, a gay man seeking political asylum in the U.S. In 2013, he was a spokesperson for the Illinois Marriage Equality Campaign. He has mentored LGBTQ and African American law students and junior lawyers including alumni of his alma mater, the University of Chicago Law School, and fellow members of the Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago.
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