Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University, graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude in French from the State University of New York and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She has previously served as President of l’Université Sainte-Anne, Principal of Glendon College, President of Victoria University and of Old Dominion University.
She is the author of numerous scholarly works in the fields of French, comparative literature, economic and cultural development. She is also a creative writer and has received a poetry prize from the Académie française.
Dr. Runte has been awarded the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, the Palmes Académiques and several prizes for her work on the environment, for community and national service. In addition, she holds a number of honorary degrees.
Dr. Runte has served on numerous boards and commissions in both Canada and the United States. For example, she was President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, President of the Humanities Federation of Canada, a member of the Executive Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chair of the Board of the Foundation for International Training, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Gardiner Museum, member of the Virginia Industrial National Development Authority, the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Integration Center, the Advisory Board of SunGard SGT, the non-profit LifeNet Health Board, the Ontario Quebec Private Sector Advisory Committee, the National Bank of Canada, and the Executive of the Royal Society. She currently chairs the Board of Fulbright Canada-U.S. and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). She is a member of both the European and the World Academies of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Runte took up her duties at Carleton University on July 1, 2008.
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