Dr. Sue Weitz, Vice President for Student Life and Senior Advisor to the President at Gonzaga University for 34 years, has served as Semester At Sea Executive Dean in the Summer of 04, Fall 10 and Fall 14. Her first voyage was the Fall of 96 when she served as the Dean of Students.
She earned her BS and M.Ed from the College of Idaho in psychology and counseling; and her PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University. Her PhD research focused on alcohol use and college students.
Sue has had a long successful career in Higher Education serving over 45 years in various positions at the College of Idaho, University of Central Arkansas, St. Mary of the Woods College, and Gonzaga University. She has received numerous national and regional awards from NASPA and JASPA as well as from her home institution Gonzaga University. Amount the honors, NASPA awarded her The Scott Goodnight Award for outstanding performance as a dean, and the national Fred Turner distinguished service award. The National Jesuit Association (JASPA) awarded her the Ignation Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Victor Yanitelli Award (highest award from Jesuit Institutions for contribution to the profession).
When Sue retired from Gonzaga University she was recognized with her Trademarks being “Love and Laughter”.
Sue is extremely passionate about Semester at Sea and is honored to be sailing again.