Lander University selects Couts to be the Executive Director of the Alumni Association

Lander University has announced the appointment of Suzann Couts as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association.  She will join the university in March.

Ms. Couts has served for more than seven years as the Director for Alumni Rations at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She leads all alumni engagement initiatives which include management of volunteer boards, the university alumni awards program, regional and affinity engagement, student philanthropy education, alumni/student mentoring, and virtual programming.

Previously, she was the Assistant Director for Alumni Relations at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Her responsibilities included recruiting, training, and supporting up to 21 regional chapter volunteers.

Known throughout her 14 years in higher education as a relationship builder, Suzann has a foundation in communication and a commitment to service. She considers herself fortunate to be among those whose work brings great joy and attributes that to the passion she feels for building community and playing a role in helping make higher education possible for the students of today and the future.

Ms. Couts earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a concentration in writing, from the State University of New York at Potsdam.