Jean M. Runyon

2021-22 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Jean Runyon is the campus vice president at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. As the chief administrative officer, she provides strategic leadership for the Larimer Campus by aligning campus goals and activities to the overall mission and vision of the college. She is responsible for day-to-day leadership of academic and student affairs, administration, facilities, and campus operations.

Previously, Runyon was the associate vice president, Learning Advancement and the Virtual Campus, at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. She was a professor at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland and the director of the Innovative Teaching Center. Her professional service includes roles in several organizations such as Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development; Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and Local Legislative Affairs Committee; Human Relations Commission, City of Fort Collins; Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources; and the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. She is board chair for Quality Matters™, an organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital environments with more than 1,500 higher education institutional members in the United States and in over 30 countries.

She holds a doctor of philosophy in education in education technology management from Northcentral University, master of arts in supervision and human relations from George Washington University, and a bachelor of science in education from Bloomsburg University.