Ronk, Chris

Chief Financial Officer
Part-time Professor
Patterson School of Business
Deeds Hall Business Office

PhD in Organizational Leadership, Concordia University 2020
MPA in Nonprofit Organizations, High Point University 2005
BS in Business, Virginia Tech 2000


After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2000, Dr. Ronk accepted a full-time position at Piedmont International University where he served nine years as Piedmont's Controller and Director of Business. While at Piedmont, he met the love of his life, Heather Nelson (a 3rd generation Piedmont alumnus) and was married in 2005. In 2009, the Ronks moved to Northwest Arkansas to assist in a new church plant. While living in Arkansas, Dr. Ronk rejoined the Piedmont family full-time in 2012 as the Director of Operations and CFO. The Ronks now live in Roanoke, VA where they are raising three wonderful children: Ben, Daniel, and Abigail. Dr. Ronk continues to serve remotely from this location and visits the campus on a weekly basis.

In addition to his fulltime responsibilities at Piedmont, Dr. Ronk has served in various youth leadership roles for Salem Baptist Church (NC), LifeSpring Baptist Church (AR), and currently at Calvary Memorial Church (VA). He has also served as a board member for Baptists Equipping Nationals (NC) and Acts 2 Ministry (VA). Dr. Ronk regularly serves Piedmont’s accrediting agency (TRACS) as a Visiting Team Member during periodic reviews of other institutions.

Ronk, Chris