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Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Ed.D.

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Dr. Spicer-Runnels joined the Texas State University System in March of 2022 as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Health Affairs. Prior to joining TSUS, she served as the assistant vice provost for academic affairs at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where she worked closely with deans and other administrators to create policies and procedures to support student and academic success and degree completion. She also served as assistant vice president for student success, where she oversaw new student/transition programming and student support initiatives. 

Prior to her tenure at A&M-San Antonio, she held positions at Texas State University and Lamar University where her portfolio included programs and services in leadership development, family programs, Greek Life, orientation/transition programs, multicultural programming, shuttle services, community service, and student conduct.

Spicer-Runnels holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lamar University, as well as a master’s in Business Administration from University of Houston-Victoria, and a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Lamar University. 

Spicer-Runnels is an active member of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, a Gallup-Certified Clifton Strengths Coach, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 

Dr. Spicer-Runnels and her husband, Chris, live in Cibolo with their three sons.