Lisa Ryan

Reporter & Morning Edition Host

Lisa joined WBOI in June 2015. She's the local host of Morning Edition and a reporter, covering a variety of topics in Northeast Indiana. 

She graduated from Ball State with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. She has her master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Most recently, she reported for Illinois Public Radio from the Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

Lisa enjoys traveling, reading and coaching Girls on the Run in her free time. 

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IPFW is cutting some custodial services, now that five custodians and two maintenance workers have taken early retirement packages. Due to the hiring freeze at the university, the workers won’t be replaced. This means faculty will have to clean their own offices.

Fort Wayne City Council President Russ Jehl was named the deputy district director for newly elected Congressman Jim Banks. Jehl will stay in Fort Wayne, and he says his role will be to talk to the Republican congressman’s constituents in Indiana’s third district.

“That will mean a lot of outreach,” Jehl said. “Everything from walking factories to walking farms.”

Jehl was Banks’ political director during his congressional campaign. Jehl will continue serving as a city council member and president.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Purdue Board of Trustees will vote later this week on whether to split Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two separate institutions. On Monday, representatives from IU, Purdue and IPFW met in Fort Wayne, along with Senator David Long, to answer some questions from the public.


The women’s studies program at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne will not be eliminated, as was previously suggested in a plan to cut costs. The new proposal will cut costs by eliminating one job, and cutting the director’s pay.

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Indiana University trustees voted in Bloomington Thursday to split Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, which means IU and Purdue would govern the university separately. It still needs to be approved by Purdue’s trustees.

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Indiana University trustees are expected to discuss the possible restructuring of IPFW during a meeting Thursday, but not much is known about what, if anything, will be decided.

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The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence Monday against the university’s chancellor, Vicky Carwein.

When IPFW officials announced in October that some degree programs would be eliminated or restructured, they said they would solicit feedback on the proposal before the decision was finalized.

But students say they weren’t given the opportunity to submit ideas, or instruction on how to do so.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Women’s Studies department at IPFW isn’t having a great month. Many professors and students in the program were Hillary Clinton supporters, and they were hoping to see the first woman elected president of the United States.

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New York Times journalist and Fort Wayne native Charlie Savage spoke at IPFW Thursday about post-9/11 presidential power.