Our CEO – Stan Shoun


Ranken CEO, 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 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.  Most recently, he held the position as President of Ranken Technical College (2009-2019). As CEO, Shoun is responsible for strategic planning of programs and partnerships that integrate education and workforce solutions.

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 President – Don Pohl

Donald J. Pohl, president of Ranken Technical College, has been with the institution for over 20 years, having served as Executive Vice-President, Vice-President for Education, Dean of Academic Affairs, Information Technology Division Chair, and as a computer networking technology instructor. Mr. Pohl holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Webster University, and an Associate of Technology in Computer Networking Technology from Ranken Technical College.


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.

Michael Train

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Chairman of the Board;
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Emerson Electric Company

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge

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Vice Chairman of the Board; Director of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Steven L. Moss

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Secretary, Treasurer of the Board; Retired Senior Vice President of New Business Development, Nooter/Eriksen, Inc.

Mike Adorjan

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President, FW Electric

Vicki Dawkins

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President, Emerson Hermetic Motor

Philip Evans

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Vice President, Aftermarket Solutions, Hussmann

Rebecca Fritsch

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Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, First Bank

Randy Fusz

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President & CEO, Lou Fusz Automotive

Thomas A. Gieseking

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Vice President, Fleet Operations, Enterprise Fleet Management

Timothy H. Goodson

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Retired Vice President for Operations, Spire

Pamela B. Jackson

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Retired Vice President, Emerson

Michael Loynd

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Attorney/Investment Manager, The Loynd Group

Art J. McCoy, PhD

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Superintendent of Schools, Jennings School District

John Jeffrey Pitts

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Retired Senior Plant Manager Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Dave Schepers

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Retired Vice President, Energy Delivery Technical Services, Ameren Corporation

Bruno Schmitter

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydromat, Inc.

Scott Wittkop

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President and Chief Operating Officer for McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

Sarah Wendt

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Vice President Enterprise Talent Attraction, Centene Corporation