William Ruud

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William N. Ruud, Ph.D.
President of the University of Northern Iowa
Term 2013 – Present
Predecessor Benjamin Allen
Successor TBD
Born North Dakota
Alma mater University of North Dakota
University of Nebraska (Ph.D.)
Residence Cedar Falls
Profession University President
Spouse Judith Ruud
Website University of Northern Iowa

Dr William N. Ruud is the current and 10th president of the University of Northern Iowa. He was previously president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Ruud received his bachelor's degree in public administration and hospital administration from the University of North Dakota. While at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Ruud was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity He received his master's degree and his doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Ruud began teaching at the University of Toledo in 1981, and went on to become dean of the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University in 1993, and later the vice president for institutional advancement. Beginning in 2004, Ruud next served as professor of management, policy, and strategy at California State University at Stanislaus, and served two years as vice president for development and university relations. In February 2007, he became president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. On February 7, 2013 it was announced Ruud would be the 10th president of the University of Northern Iowa.[1][2] He assumed the position on May 31, 2013.[3] Ruud was formally installed as president in a ceremony on October 4, 2013 in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.