Dr. Jean Runyon, President
Jean Runyon joins Piedmont Virginia Community College as the College’s sixth president. Prior to accepting the presidency at PVCC, Dr. Runyon was the campus vice president at Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus in Colorado from 2015 - 2022. As the lead executive, Runyon was responsible for leadership of academic and student affairs, corporate and workforce solutions, administration, facilities and campus operations.
From 2007–2015, Dr. Runyon served in progressively responsible leadership positions at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. She provided leadership and vision for the creation, continuous planning, and evaluation of online education, learning outcomes assessment, prior learning assessment, institutional professional development, military and veteran initiatives, Weekend College and off-campus programs, Andrew G. Truxal Library, and the Sarbanes Center for Career and Civic Engagement. Runyon was a professor at the College of Southern Maryland from 1985–2007 and the director of the Innovative Teaching Center from 2000–2007.
Runyon holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education in Education Technology Management from Northcentral University, Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University.
Runyon is one of 40 leaders participating in the 2021-2022 class of Aspen’s Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selective leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.