Since graduating, Kevin Bryans ’89 has given a gift to his alma mater every year. As a newly minted alumnus, he committed his unwavering support with an initial gift of $25 to The Fund for Oswego, hoping to increase his gift as he progressed through his career. He has now become a generous leadership donor.
“I am proud of what SUNY Oswego, the School of Business, President Stanley and the faculty and students have accomplished,” Bryans says. “I am honored to be an alumnus and a volunteer and to contribute to Oswego’s success.”
Today, as chief financial officer and shareholder of Polaris Library Systems, Bryans says he is able to increase his level of support for Oswego. His most recent and largest gift to date establishes the Bryans Family Endowed Scholarship, which will support accounting students in the School of Business.
His generosity to Oswego goes beyond financial gifts. He has also given back his time, serving on the School of Business Advisory Board for several years and on the School of Business dean search committee. Bryans is the current Class of 1989 Reunion Giving chair.
Bryans credits his education at Oswego for giving him the necessary knowledge to advance as a certified public accountant. His brother, John Bryans ’86, also graduated from Oswego with a degree in accounting and has a successful CPA firm in the Albany area. Kevin is proud of Oswego’s role in his family’s life, and says his time here was “a valuable and fulfilling experience.
“We are proud to give back to the college, the School of Business, the faculty and students with the Bryans Family Endowed Scholarship,” he says. “We certainly hope to continue to do so long into the future.”
—Kaitlin Provost ’12