Carleton University’s Board of Governors has accepted, with regret, the resignation of its president and vice-chancellor, Roseann O’Reilly Runte, who is leaving the university to pursue another leadership opportunity after nine years of service to the university. Her departure was announced at the March 23 board meeting and is effective July 31, 2017.
“Roseann Runte has provided exceptional and stable leadership to the Carleton University community since her appointment as the first female president and vice-chancellor,” said Chris Carruthers, chair of the Board of Governors. “Her top priority has always been our students and the educational mission of the university. Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and partners have all benefited from her exemplary leadership and commitment to Carleton.
“On behalf of our Board of Governors, I want to thank Roseann for her transformative leadership at the university. Because of her leadership, Carleton is stronger than ever and ready to achieve even greater heights in the future.”
Carruthers stressed that the university is in its historic 75th anniversary year and that a strong team is in place as the university embarks on a search process to identify the next president to lead Carleton for the next five to 10 years.
The president will conclude her term on July 31, 2017. The board will work with management to develop a transition plan according to the board’s bylaws.
Details of President Runte’s new leadership role will be released in the coming week.