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Katie Runkel

Katie Runkel

Director of PVA Advising

Advising Center
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-2679
Guggenheim 104

Professional/Academic Experience

Within the School of Music, Katie serves as the professional advisor for all undergraduate students. In addition, she has been responsible for managing course enrollment, course offerings, and the adjunct budget. In the past, Katie has also been responsible for professional advising of graduate students and for tracking and reporting faculty workload. In her time at UNC, Katie’s work has been fundamental to helping the SOM achieve retention and time-to-graduation rates that are the best across the institution. We are excited for her to bring her student-centered, discipline-conscious, data-driven practices to the advising network across  PVA to guarantee degree completion for each student.

Katie has a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Institute at John’s Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Chapman University. She is a professional musician and lives in Thornton, CO, with her son, husband, and pup.