UAA selects Runge to lead community and technical education

June 21, 2016

Today the University of Alaska Anchorage names Denise Runge to lead its highly regarded technical programs. She brings an expertise in community and industry partnerships and more than 25 years of higher education experience to her new role as the dean of UAA’s Community & Technical College (CTC).

CTC offers career and technical education programs closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, including aviation, construction, hospitality, occupational safety, and oil and gas.

Starting in July, Runge will helm UAA’s technical programs, collaborating with students, employees, industry, government and community organizations to ensure educational offerings meet the needs of Alaska’s workforce. CTC strives to help graduates earn good wages in high-demand fields, allowing them to support their families and contribute to the state’s economy.

Runge earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama. Most recently she worked at UAA’s campus in Prince William Sound, where she served as associate director of academic affairs and taught business and public administration. Her work experience includes leadership and teaching positions at Helena (Mont.) College, Oglethorpe (Ga.) University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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