Dr. Susan J. Stocker
Dr. Susan Stocker has been serving as the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the Ashtabula Campus of Kent State University since 2001. She also currently holds the rank of Associate Professor at Kent State University. Since finishing high school, Stocker had attended college either part or full time until 2007 when she completed a doctorate from the Kent State University College of Education.
Stocker led the capital campaign that raised $6 million dollars locally to help finance the new Robert S. Morrison Health and Science Building. The new state-of-the-art learning facility opened its doors to students in August 2009.
She was instrumental in establishing a partnership with Ashtabula County Commissioners and the State of Ohio to help build a training facility addition to the new Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva State Park. This facility is run by the Ashtabula Campus Office of Corporate and Community Services.
Stocker is actively engaged in the community. She is currently the first woman to serve as president of the Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County and is a member of the Ashtabula County Workforce Policy Committee.
During her career as a registered nurse and educator, Stocker has served in a number of leadership capacities. She served as the President of the Ohio Nurses Association from 1997-2001 and was appointed to the Ashtabula County Medical Center Board of Trustees.
Stocker is the recipient of numerous honors; she was inducted into the Madison High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2007, was honored as the Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Former Student award for the Ashtabula Campus of Kent State, received the President's Award from Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County and was the first faculty member on the Ashtabula Campus to receive the prestigious Kent State University Distinguished Teaching Award.
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University
MSN, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
BSN, Nursing, Villa Maria College
AAS, Nursing, Kent State University at Ashtabula
AAS, Medical Laboratory Technology, Trocaire College in Buffalo, NY