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PTK Appoints Runge to Presidential Advisory Board

Jackson, Mississippi — Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has named Dr. Denise K. Runge, dean of the Community & Technical College at University of Alaska Anchorage, to its Presidential Advisory Board.

She joins 39 other college presidents from across the nation on the board and will provide input into the organization’s strategic plan, priorities, and direction.

Advisory Board members advocate for Phi Theta Kappa, its members, and its mission; serve as liaisons between PTK headquarters and the college leaders in their states; and advise the Society’s CEO and other senior leaders.

Runge previously served as the associate director of academic affairs at Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez, Alaska, and as associate dean of academics at Helena College (formerly Helena College of Technology) in Montana.

Her background also includes academic leadership experience as vice president of academic affairs at Oglethorpe University in Georgia and dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi.

She earned a Ph.D. in political science with an emphasis in public policy and administration from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from Washington & Jefferson College.



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