Gunder Myran, Ed.D.

Gunder MyranPresident Emeritus
Washtenaw Community College

Gunder Myran holds a Doctorate in Administration/Higher Education from Michigan State University and completed his post-doctoral study while attending the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.  From 1975 to 1998, Gunder Myran served as the President of Washtenaw Community College and has served in various roles as dean, professor, and high school instructor throughout his career as an educator.

He currently serves as Senior Consultant to the Chancellor of the Wayne County Community College District and is President of Myran and Associates, a company that has provided consulting services to over 50 community colleges, universities, and associations including: Michigan State University, Ferris State University, St. Clair County Community College, and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. In addition, Gunder serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for Ferris State University’s Doctorate in Community College Leadership program and as an adjunct faculty member.

Drawing from his education and experience as an educator and working professional, Gunder Myran has published numerous magazine articles, chapters, brochures, and texts including: The Future of the Urban Community College: Shaping the Pathways to a Multiracial Democracy (2013), Reinventing the Open Door: Transformational Strategies for Community Colleges (2009), Leadership Strategies for Community College Executives (2003), and Community College Leadership for the New Century: Learning to Improve Learning (1995). Gunder Myran was presented with the 2014 AACC Leadership Award at the opening session of the AACC convention in April.





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