President's Vitæ

Ron Langrell

Abbreviated Vitæ (2005 - Present)


Ph.D., higher education leadership, Florida State University

Ed.Sp., vocational education, University of Idaho

M.Ed., guidance and counseling, University of Idaho

B.S., psychology, University of Idaho


Bates Technical College, Tacoma, Washington:  President (2012 - present)

Riverland Community College, Austin, MN:  Executive Vice President (2007 - 2012); Lead Administrator, Owatonna College & University Center (2005 - 2009); Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs (2005 - 2007)

Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, WA: Vice President of Instruction (1998 - 2005); Interim Dean of Instruction (1997); Director, Vocational-Technical and Continuing Education (1991 - 97); Director, Continuing Education and Clarkston Center Supervisor (1989 - 91)


Member, Rotary Club of Austin, Minnesota, 2005 - 2012

Board Director (Liaison), Austin Area Chamber of Commerce, 2005 - 2012

Board Director, Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau, 2008 - 2012

Board Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission, 2008 - 2012

Founder/Developer, Community Leadership Programs:  Fairmont, MN (2010), Owatonna MN, Albert Lea MN (2008), Austin MN (2006), Walla Walla WA (1990)


Member, Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC), Operating Budget Committee Member, 2012 - present

Board Trustee, American Technical Education Association (ATEA), 2011 - present

Member, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities ASA Coordinating Commission, 2011 - 2012

President, Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC), 2008 - 2012  

Member, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Policy Council,     2007 - 2011

Member, MnSCU Senior Vice Chancellor's ASA General Advisory Council, 2006 - 2011

Selected Presentations

Reframing Resistance to Diversity: Building a Pathway towards Inclusivity (preconvention workshop).
  American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention, 2012, Orlando, Florida

Education Roles & Opportunities in Preparing the Workforce (panel presentation). 
  Summit of MN Agriculture Education Leadership Council, 2010, Eden Prairie, MN

From the Classroom View:  An Integrated Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning.
  NISOD 31st Annual International Conference, May 2009, Austin, Texas

College Assessment Jig Saw - Putting the Pieces Together (panel presentation). Minnesota
  Quality Improvement Program Annual Conference, November 2008, St. Paul, MN

Innovative Approaches in Moving Workforce Programs to the Forefront (closing presentation).
  MN Agriculture & Alternative Energy Conference, April 2008, Willmar, MN

Martin Luther King and My Choice of Social Consciousness (keynote presentation).
  Austin Human Rights Commission - MLK Day Celebration, January 2007, Austin, MN

Course Outline to Syllabus:  Successful Pathways in the Automated Assessment of Student Learning. 
  NISOD 28th Annual International Conference, May 2006, Austin, Texas

Responding to Targeted Industries Through Centers of Excellence (co-presenter). 
  Innovations 2005: League for Innovation in the Community College, March 2005, New York, NY