Jeanne Susko has been named Director of the reorganized Community Education and Outreach department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Her appointment, which is effective July 1, was announced by Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar.
Formerly operating under the name Outreach and Professional Services, the new department will coordinate the campus’ personal and professional development non-credit programs and will be responsible for developing and expanding community partnerships. In addition to programs including the Help, Understanding, Guidance and Support (HUGS) Program, the Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum, and Project Click Safe™, Community Education and Outreach will continue to administer educational youth programs including the SAT Super Series, the Learning, Enrichment and Recreation Network (LEARN) Program, and the Junior Naturalist Outdoor Adventure Camp.
In announcing the appointment, President Spectar offered, “Mrs. Susko has demonstrated great leadership capacity and very strong organizational ability during a career at Pitt-Johnstown that spans three decades. Her record of service beyond our campus is exceptional and includes board appointments to several important community groups. Her strong ties to the community will enable our campus to strengthen existing relationships and pursue new opportunities.”
Mrs. Susko began her career at Pitt-Johnstown in 1974 in the office of Admissions and Student Aid and later moved to the office of Housing and Residence Life where she was employed for six years. Following a brief hiatus from Pitt-Johnstown, Mrs. Susko worked as a temporary consultant in the office of Housing and Residence Life and the Registrar's office. During this time, she also worked part-time in Student Aid and Continuing Education offices. She is a cum laude graduate of Pitt-Johnstown with a BA in Communication.
A recipient of the 2005 President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service, Mrs. Susko holds board appointments with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, Women’s Information Network, and Women’s Help Center. She is also an active member of the planning committee for the upcoming Richland Community Days celebration.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.