LAUREN RUNCO2019-03-11T11:08:29-07:00
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Director of Education and Employment, Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

Lauren Runco is director of education and employment at the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. She has experience as a military family member and firsthand knowledge about the challenges that service members face as they enter higher education and workplaces. Runco‚Äôs work at MFRI strengthens relationships with allies and advocates, helps increase resources for student service members, veterans, and their families, and helps influence higher education institu¬≠tions to use proven models of success to better serve this population. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Operation College Promise (OCP) and Operation Job Ready Veterans (OJRV). Runco chairs NASPA‚Äôs Veterans Knowledge Community and has received numerous honors. These include the Army Commander‚Äôs Award for Public Service and the ‚ÄúSupra et Extra‚ÄĚ award from NASPA‚Äôs Veterans Knowledge Community. She earned her bachelor‚Äôs degree in international relations from the University of Scranton and her master‚Äôs in higher education administra¬≠tion from Marywood University.