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Old Dominion University President Roseann Runte has been appointed to a four-year term on the Army Education Advisory Committee.

The committee provides the secretary of the Army and the Army's senior leadership with expert advice on Army educational programs. It is the parent committee for the following subcommittees: Command and General Staff College, Distance Learning/Training Technology Applications, Army War College, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

Earlier this year, Runte was selected chair of the ROTC Subcommittee, where she oversees a group of leaders from national educational associations, institutions of higher education and the private sector, in guiding 273 ROTC programs and more than 1,600 Junior ROTC programs from across the nation and from military installations abroad.

President of ODU since 2001, Runte has more than 20 years' experience as a senior administrator and professor. She has published books, articles and chapters on topics ranging from economic and cultural development to creative writing.

She has served on national and international boards, including The National Bank of Canada, the National Library, the Club of Rome, UNESCO and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a board member of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a member of the Executive Advisory Council for SunGard SCT and the Association of Governing Boards.

Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society and the World Academy of Arts and Science, several honorary degrees and a prize from the French Academy.

This article was posted on: July 30, 2007

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