Northeast Regional Conference Speakers 2017

Runte shares DKG’s importance, impact

Dr. Roseann Runte, president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and author of numerous scholarly and creative works, will address the topic “Impacting World Education with DKG.”

Dr. Runte, a Delta Kappa Gamma member for more than 20 years, believes we need to reflect on the purpose and value of education and realize that DKG plays a significant role.

Education too often is seen only as a pathway to employment. Schools, colleges, and universities are criticized for perceived insufficiencies in the skill sets of students and graduates. At the same time costs rise, funding decreases and government requirements and social expectations increase.

DKG and its members personally contribute to a better world, and Dr. Runte will share how they are making this contribution and can continue to do so. According to Dr. Runte, “In this changing environment, DKG’s impact will expand.”

Dr. Runte has been named one of the top 100 vice-chancellors in the world. She chairs the board of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation and serves on the World University Service of Canada.

Previously, Dr. Runte served as president of l’Universite` Sainte-Anne, principal of Glendon College, president of Victoria University and president of Old Dominion University. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, she earned her degrees from State University of New York and the University of Kansas.