Central Virginia Community College
Stan Shoun, CVCC Vice-President of Workforce Development,
has been named the new President of Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ranken Announces New President
Ranken Technical College, 4431 Finney Ave. St. Louis, MO 63113
For Immediate Release, March 3, 2009
Stan Shoun Brings Workforce Development, Engineering Background to College
(St. Louis, MO) Ranken Technical College is pleased to announce that it has selected Stan Shoun, Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education for Centra. Virginia Community College, as its new president. Shoun brings a background of military service, a degree in aeronautical engineering and a long career in technical education to the position.
Embarking on a second career in education after retiring from the US Navy in 1996, Shoun has been with Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) in Lynchburg, Va., since 2001, and also served as that colleges Dean of Math, Science and Engineering. In his time at CVCC Shoun oversaw four satellite campuses, and led in the establishment of two additional satellite campuses and numerous new classes and associate degree programs. Before CVCC, Shoun served as the director of the A. Linwood Holton Governor's School in Southwest Virginia, providing oversight for the day-to-day operations of a virtual school for gifted and talented students. The school provided math, science and engineering classes to 38 high schools in 12 school districts in Southwest Virginia.
Shoun holds a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) from East Tennessee State University, where he majored in political science, public administration and education. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College where he studied political science and international affairs.
Retiring President Ben Ernst said of Shoun, After a lengthy search and conversations with a well-qualified pool of both internal and external candidates, Stan emerged as the best choice to develop a strategic plan for the College, explore new opportunities, get people involved and lead Ranken to continued growth.
I deem it a great honor to be selected to lead an institution whose very core mission is so vital to not only the careers of so many young people; but to this nations economic recovery as well. said Shoun. He will assume his new duties at the College in mid-May.
Since 1907, Ranken Technical College has served the St. Louis region by providing skilled labor through hands-on, state-of- the-art training in a variety of technical disciplines. Ranken prepares students for successful careers in their chosen technical fields by placing emphasis on technical training, general education and professionalism. The College offers Associate of Technology and Science degrees in five core divisionsAutomotive, Construction, Electrical, Information Technology and Manufacturing, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Architectural Technology and Applied Management. Ranken is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information about Ranken Technical College, visit www.ranken.edu or call 1-866.4RANKEN.
CVCC Release Date: 11:00 AM (EST) 03/05/09
Release Number: 090304RankenCollege
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