Roseann Runte

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Roseann Runte
President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University
Assumed office
July 1, 2008
Preceded by David W. Atkinson
Samy Mahmoud (interim)
President of Old Dominion University
In office
July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2008
Preceded by James V. Koch
Succeeded by John R. Broderick
President of Université Sainte-Anne
In office
Preceded by Charles Gaudet
Succeeded by Harley d'Entremont
Personal details
Born 1948
New York
Alma mater State University of New York at New Paltz

Roseann O'Reilly Runte, CM is a university professor and the President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She was also the seventh president of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, only the third woman to head a four-year college or university in Virginia.[4] She has previously served as president of Victoria University,[5] principal of Glendon College, and president of l'Université Sainte-Anne.

Aside from her achievements in academia, she has served as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and on the boards of EXPO 2000, the United Way and the Club of Rome.

Early life and education[edit]

A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Runte earned her bachelor's degree in French from SUNY New Paltz and her master's and doctorate from the University of Kansas. Additionally, she has received honorary degrees from Acadia University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Vasile Goldiş Western University of Arad and the West University of Timişoara.


On January 7, 2008, The Globe and Mail announced that Runte would become president of Carleton University in Ottawa.[6]

On March 24, 2017, a press release from Carleton University announced that Runte would be leaving to pursue another leadership opportunity as of July 31, 2017.[7]

Critical acclaim and recognition[edit]

Runte's poetry has been translated into English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Romanian.[8] While much of her writing is poetry, she is also noted for her works on cultural studies,[9][10] with emphasis on the role of women in society.[11]

Runte has been awarded the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Palmes Académiques and a prize from the Académie française.[12] Runte currently sits on the Board of Directors of Montreal-based National Bank of Canada.


  • Roseann Runte (1974). La Fontaine's heritage: his reputation and influence on eighteenth-century France. University of Kansas. 
  • Roseann Runte, ed. (1978). Studies in eighteenth-century culture. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-07400-5. 
  • Roseann Runte, Roger L. Emerson, Gilles Girard, eds. (1984). Man and nature: Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The University of Western Ontario. 
  • Roseann Runte (1993). Birmanie blues ; suivi de, Voyages à l'intérieur. Éditions du GREF. ISBN 978-0-921916-25-3. 
  • Runte, Roseann, Ghi̕sa, Dorin (1994). Poeme / Roseann Runte ; în române̕ste de Dorin Ghi̕sa. Editura Hestia. ISBN 978-973-96074-8-3. 
  • Alfred Bader (2000). Roseann Runte, ed. A Canadian in love. Victoria University. ISBN 978-0-7727-5700-5. 
  • Roseann Runte, ed. (2001). The Foundation for International Training: twenty-five years dedicated to international development. Legas. ISBN 978-1-894508-18-6. 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Public Sector Salary Disclosure". 
  2. ^ Walzer, Phil. "ODU president Runte gets 4.4 raise, to $300,150". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  3. ^ Wood, Carol. "Letter to the Editor of the Virginian-Pilot". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Roseann Runte introduced as next president". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  5. ^ [1] Appointment Press Release [Accessed 8 Jan 2008]
  6. ^ Church, Elizabeth (2008-01-07). "Runte takes helm of Carleton University". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  7. ^ "President Roseann O'Reilly Runte to Pursue New Leadership Opportunity Effective July 31". Carleton Newsroom. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "ODU Alumni Magazine: Winter 2001". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  9. ^ Perry, Gillian (1994). Femininity and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture. Manchester University Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-7190-4228-3. 
  10. ^ Mehta, Binita (2002). Widows, Pariahs, and Bayaderes: India as Spectacle. Bucknell University Press. p. 117. ISBN 0-8387-5455-4. 
  11. ^ Harth, Erica (1992). Cartesian Women: Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime. Cornell University Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-8014-9998-4. 
  12. ^ "Board of Directors". Invest Ottawa. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
James V. Koch
President of Old Dominion University
Succeeded by
John R. Broderick