Suzanne comes to Wichita State with over 16 years of combined experience, supporting the success of individuals and families through both community-based programs and higher education. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Services.  In 2003, she graduated from the United States Sports Academy with a master’s of sports science degree in Sports Management. Most recently, Suzanne worked as an Academic Advisor for six and a half years, where she advised in the College of Health and Human Sciences and taught freshmen success courses, in addition to pre-internship and internship experience classes. As the Success Coach and Grants Specialist, Suzanne is here to support adult learners in their academic journey, and to help them identify and overcome potential barriers so they may ultimately realize their dream of obtaining a degree from WSU.

Suzanne loves exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. She has lived on both coasts, as well as overseas in Okinawa, Japan. A fun fact about Suzanne is that she once chased her 2-year old daughter on the steps of the Great Wall of China in the dead of winter, while 7-months pregnant with her son.


Academic Interests and Expertise

Adult learners, first generation, student-athletes, and military-affiliated students

Areas of Teaching Interest

First-year Student Success and Professional Development courses

Areas of Service

Youth volleyball and basketball coach, previous Board Member of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum in Manhattan, KS, served on the 2016 planning committee for the Region 7 National Academic Advising Conference, former Allie for Thrive!, Manhattan, KS