Our President

Shoun-StanRanken President Stan Shoun brings a background of military service, a degree in aeronautical engineering and a long career in technical education to his position. Embarking on a second career in education after retiring from the US Navy in 1996, Shoun served most recently as the Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) in Lynchburg, Va., and also served as that college’s Dean of Math, Science and Engineering.

In his time at CVCC, Shoun oversaw four satellite campuses. He led in the establishment of two additional satellite campuses as well as 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.

Our Board

Ranken’s Board of Trustees is a dedicated group of professionals whose collective expertise in education and industry is a vital factor in the College’s continuing success.

Edward L. Monser IV

Department: Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board; President & Chief Operating Officer, Emerson

Michael S. Adorjan

Department: Board of Trustees
President Bates Holding Company

Charles W. Disbrow II

Department: Board of Trustees
Former Manager, John Fabick Tractor Company

Dennis C. Donnelly

Department: Board of Trustees
Secretary-Treasurer of the Board; Senior Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP

Thomas A. Gieseking

Department: Board of Trustees
Vice President, National Service Department, Enterprise Fleet Management

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge

Department: Board of Trustees
Director of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Randy Fusz

Department: Board of Trustees
General Manager, Buick GMC, Lou Fusz Automotive Network

Pamela B. Jackson

Department: Board of Trustees
Vice President, Emerson

Lanny Lamont

Department: Board of Trustees
President, Davlan Engineering Inc.

Michael P. McMillan

Department: Board of Trustees
President & Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

Steven L. Moss

Department: Board of Trustees
Senior Vice President of New Business Development, Nooter/Eriksen, Inc.

J. Jeffrey Pitts

Department: Board of Trustees
Vice President of the Board; Senior Plant Manager Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Jerry E. Ritter

Department: Board of Trustees
Retired, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Dave Schepers

Department: Board of Trustees
Vice President, Energy Delivery Technical Services, Ameren Corporation

Bruno Schmitter

Department: Board of Trustees
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydromat, Inc.

William P. Schott III

Department: Board of Trustees
Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Hussmann Corporation

Robert Staley

Department: Board of Trustees
Senior Advisor, Emerson

Blanche M. Touhill

Department: Board of Trustees
Retired Chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Scott Wittkop

Department: Board of Trustees
President, Central Division, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.