Tira Runyon, Interim Director of TRIO Programs

Tira Runyon currently serves as the Interim Director of TRIO Programs for the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Student Affairs. She brings with her nearly two decades of experience working with TRIO Programs. Tira has served in many roles within the TRIO community, in addition to serving on the WV TRIO Board as Treasure and currently as the Committee Chair for the Annual Student Leadership Conference. As a low-income/first-generation student, Tira is fully aware of many students' struggles. An avid hockey fan, Tira spends time with her daughter attending as many games as possible while her husband of 35 years, stays home taking care of the many rescued pets.