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Susan Shew named Director of Development at WVU Tech

Susan Shew

WVU Tech is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Shew, Director of Development, to the University’s executive team.

Shew joined WVU Tech in late June. In her new role, she will oversee fundraising efforts and foster new and existing relationships with alumni and supporters of the University to enhance the student and faculty experience at WVU Tech.

She brings with her a decade of development experience. Shew served as the development manager for College Summit in Charleston for seven years. She began working with the American Red Cross in 2012 as a major gifts officer. She then moved into the role of regional volunteer officer, where she provided human resources support for Red Cross volunteers across West Virginia.

At WVU Tech, Shew will work with alumni and donors to raise financial support for faculty initiatives and programs that that offer students new opportunities on both the Montgomery and Beckley campuses.

“Susan’s background in development and in higher education make her a great fit for WVU Tech,” said Campus President Carolyn Long.

“She’s passionate about her work, she understands the needs of West Virginia’s college students and she knows the value of building strong partnerships. We’re so glad to have her on board,” said Long.

Shew said she is eager to begin and that she plans to establish partnerships that impact students at all stages.

“I’m excited to begin working on relationships that create scholarships for WVU Tech students – scholarships that can boost student recruitment and retention. I’m also interested in generating funding and others forms of support for student-focused programming that extends beyond the university, like Camp STEM and our K-12 outreach initiatives,” she said.

“There is an opportunity to build partnerships here that will benefit the WVU Tech community for years to come. I’m fortunate to be in a position where I can encourage that kind of growth,” she said.

Shew is a member of the Volunteer West Virginia, Inc. board of directors, an alumna of Leadership West Virginia and an American Red Cross volunteer. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in industrial relations and human resources management, both from West Virginia University.