Prior to taking on the role of President at Nichols College in 2011, Dr. Engelkemeyer was the Dean of the Charlton College of Business. Also, prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in January 2009, she served as Dean of the School of Business at Ithaca College for over four ears. She also dedicated fourteen years to Babson College as a tenured faculty member, MBA Program Director, and director of quality for the College. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Clemson University, an M.B.A. from East Carolina University, and a B.A. from Stephens College. Susan was an entrepreneur for seven years prior to pursuing her advanced degrees. She has consulted with large manufacturing firms, partnered with a small business broker on the valuation of small, privately-held manufacturing firms, and worked with campuses on using the Baldrige framework and the implementation of assessment systems. She has published in the Journal of Innovative Management, Quality Management Journal, and Quality Progress.