Susan Moorer was born in Youngstown and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Youngstown State University in 1989 in the field of speech communication. She completed her Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College in January 2008.
In between degrees, Susan has had an extensive career in the Mahoning Valley and at Youngstown State University. She served as Executive Director for Leadership Mahoning Valley and as Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives for Youngstown State University. Most recently she has served as the Coordinator of Outreach and College Access for the YSU Beeghly College of Education where she coordinated recruitment programs, YSU Crash Day, and student visits from area high schools. She has also been active on the Standard 4 (Diversity) Committee and is a member of the Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission.
Susan’s community involvement includes a term as president of the YWCA of Youngstown and president of the Youngstown Area Urban League. She is currently President of the Junior Civic League. She has held office for the Ohio Association for Community Leadership and Youngstown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She also chaired the highly successful 300 Sisters in Red Program. She is a past member of the American Heart Association Board of Directors as well as a current board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. She has been an Athena Award nominee and a YWCA Woman of the Year nominee.
In her job as Development Director at WYSU, Susan oversees underwriting and fund drive initiatives. She finds the change a challenge but is excited about her new postion. "I love working with the WYSU staff," she says. "They have helped me make challenges into opportunities." Job change aside, Susan's involvement as a representative for the APAS union continues. She is currently a member of the APAS Executive Committee and has served as a member of the APAS 2012 Negotiations Team.
In the little free time she has, Susan likes to cook and listen to jazz- on WYSU of course! She also loves watching pro-football and hanging out with her son, Christopher, and her mother, Mable Brown, both of whom live in Youngstown.