Susan Pate, 2015
- AVP College of Arts and Sciences
- DSC employee since 1980
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.A. in English, Eastern Connecticut State University; M.S. in Anatomy, Medical University of South Carolina.
Career/Professional honors: Faculty Senate President; Inaugural Faculty Advocacy Award.
Outside interests: Reading, birding, traveling and kayaking.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I attended graduate school.
What professional projects are you working on right now? On-Time 2 and On-Time 3 campaigns for A.A. students.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Although I love the job I am in, the most rewarding experience was teaching hundreds of students for many years.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Since I am at the end of my career, my goal would be to ease into retirement and give support (if wanted) to a new AVP and their goals and ideas.
In life? Travel to all 50 states.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Never be bitter.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I have a Harley in my garage.
Last book read: “A Land Remembered” by Patrick Smith.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Let me out so I can wander!
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? Lucretia Mott (women’s rights advocate and social reformer), Victor Jara (Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist), Barbara McClintock (American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) and Thurgood Marshall (U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice).
The Daytona State of Mind to me means working together to create opportunities for our students.