JSU’s Powell earns honor from Emerging Higher Ed Professionals for HBCU roles

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Dr. Susan E. Powell, associate vice president for JSU’s Student Affairs, has earned the Emerging Higher Ed Professionals Award from the HBCU Campaign Fund.



The fund, which celebrates HBCUs, said the honor identifies professionals who are “inspiring others by demonstrating a commitment to the value, mission and vision of the Student Affairs space, prioritizing a steadfast commitment to student success through their work, and positively impacting, engaging and supporting their divisions and the campus community.”

In addition, the award pays homage to a generation of higher education professionals who have at least three years of executive leadership experience with a drive to grow professionally. To be selected, individuals must serve at a historically black college and university or a minority-serving Institution.

Powell is a native of Hallsboro, North Carolina, and has worked in higher education for more than 25 years. She’s presented at conferences and workshops throughout the country. Among her topics have included “Teamwork,” “Developing the Leader in You,” “Mentorship,” Dress for Success” and “Preparing for a Successful College Career.”

In addition, her leadership roles involve Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., SGA and Big Sister Little Sister.