Penn College Names Vice President for Workforce Development

A woman with more than 20 years’ experience in workforce-development leadership has been appointed vice president for workforce development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Shannon M. Munro, who had served as executive director for workforce development and continuing education at the college since 2012, succeeds Tracy L. Brundage, who is leaving to become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keystone College.

Munro’s appointment was approved Thursday by the Penn College Board of Directors. As vice president, she will oversee all workforce-training and consulting offerings and operations at the college. She will also serve on President’s Council.

Shannon M. Munro

Before coming to Penn College, Munro served in a variety of roles for the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp., including executive director.

She has extensive experience working with companies to deliver impactful training opportunities to their employees in the manufacturing and health care sectors. While focusing her career on solving workforce training and hiring challenges, she has written and managed grants from the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as the Pennsylvania Departments of Labor & Industry, Education, and Community & Economic Development.

“Shannon has a wealth of experience in workforce development; her skills and abilities make her ideally suited for this position,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “She has served commendably as executive director of WDCE, and the expertise she has gained in that position will help her succeed in this expanded role. I welcome her contributions.”

Munro holds a Master of Science in geoenvironmental studies from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental planning/geography from Bloomsburg University.

Her community affiliations include service on the board of directors for the Industrial Properties Corp., an affiliate of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

Previously, Munro served on boards for PA Partners and the Union County Industrial Development Corp. She also performed volunteer roles for the National Association of Counties, the Pennsylvania ACT Council, Central Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition and the Northumberland County Planning Commission.

For more about Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, visit WDCE.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Comments – 2 Comments

Shannon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. As a colleague, I’ve witnessed her dedication to this evolving industry first hand. She brings both a high level of seriousness and wit to the challenging task of transitioning the workforce to next generation skills. An outstanding choice, Penn College.

Posted by Sam Giannetti at June 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Penn College has made an excellent choice in appointing Shannon Munro. I know that Ms. Munro’s considerable talents and expertise will enhance Penn College’s workforce development.

Posted by Janet Dicenzo at June 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm

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