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Suzanne Rothwell
Vice President for Advancement
(573) 875-7207

Suzanne oversees the Offices of Development, Strategic Communications and Alumni Relations. She has 13 years of corporate communications experience and 10 years of higher education administration experience, including seven in fundraising leadership, where her team achieved three of the most successful fundraising records in the over 170-year history of the college.

She serves on many community boards, including the Chamber of Commerce Board and the Boone County Historical Society Board. She also serves on the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, the Columbia College Alumni Association Advisory Council and the CC Friend’s of the ’70s Alumni Advisory Committee. She is proud to have been a founding member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at Columbia College.

Suzanne gained statewide recognition as the 2021 Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Alumna of the year, as also has accolades such as the Columbia Daily Tribune Women in Business Professional Excellence Award, among others. She enjoys spending free time with her husband and two young adult children and their golden retrievers.

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