Senior Vice President
for Development &
Susan Cruse was appointed Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Emory University in July 2007. She leads the fundraising, alumni relations, and related activities for Emory University, its units, and affiliates to advance Emory's vision, mission and strategic plan. Under Cruse's leadership, Emory recently surpassed its Campaign Emory goal, raising nearly $1.7 billion.
Ms. Cruse has considerable experience in university development. Prior to joining Emory, Ms. Cruse was the Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at the Johns Hopkins Institutions, Johns Hopkins Medicine and a member of the Johns Hopkins University senior leadership team. She held several development and leadership positions at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She also spent two years at TRW working with research universities in public-private partnerships to advance research and accelerate technology transfer.
A graduate of UCLA, Susan has written and lectured extensively on a broad variety of business and education topics and has been published in the Journal of Engineering Education. She has served on several not-for-profit boards, including the National Science Foundation’s Corporate and Foundation Alliance Board.