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Susan D. Johnson

Chief Development Officer

Sue Johnson is the chief development officer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Sue joined the Ford School in February 2016 and oversees all fundraising and alumni relations efforts, coordinates with the dean and other members of the Ford School community, her counterparts in other schools, colleges and units across campus, as well as the team in the Office of University Development. Her primary goal is to build relationships with a broad range of alumni and friends of the Ford School to both encourage and broaden their engagement with our students and programs, and to secure financial support.  As a member of the dean's senior management team, Sue provides strategic leadership to further the Ford School mission. Sue spent 16 years in development leadership positions at the University of Michigan's Law School and Museum of Art (UMMA). Prior to joining the Ford School, she led the fundraising efforts for Emerson School, an independent K-8 in Ann Arbor. Sue earned her BA in history from Middlebury College.

Educational background

  • BA, Middlebury College