May 22, 2013 – Sue Stuebner Gaylor, who currently serves as vice president for administration and planning at Lycoming College, has been named executive vice president of Allegheny College, effective July 15, 2013.
“Her work as a senior officer at Lycoming College, among leadership roles at other liberal arts colleges, reflects a breadth and depth of experience that will serve Allegheny well as we meet the opportunities and challenges of higher education today,” said James H. Mullen Jr., president of Allegheny College. “But a person is more than the sum of her resume, impressive as it is. Dr. Gaylor’s personal qualities—her leadership style and the values she holds—demonstrate what a terrific fit she will be for Allegheny as we near our third century.”
After serving four years as institutional planning officer and executive assistant to the president at Lycoming College, Sue Gaylor was promoted to vice president for planning in 2007 and to vice president for administration and planning in 2009. In her present position, she provides oversight for business affairs and finance, human resources and risk management, physical plant, athletics, institutional research, assessment, the campus store, contracted food services and sustainability operations.
As the chief operating officer at Allegheny College, Gaylor will lead finance and administration, human resources, information technology services and institutional research, development and alumni relations, and enrollment and communications.
“I am honored and humbled to be appointed as executive vice president at Allegheny College,” Gaylor said. “Throughout the interview process, I was impressed by the rigor of the academic program, the broad and unique array of opportunities for students, and the strong sense of collegiality that permeates the campus. I thank President Mullen and the Board for this tremendous opportunity. My husband Michael and I look forward to joining the Allegheny and Meadville communities.”
Gaylor represents Lycoming College on the NCAA Division III Financial Aid Committee, the Small Institutions Council of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the board of directors of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. She has served as a visiting team member for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education multiple times and was an invited member of the 2012 Middle States Periodic Review Report Working Committee.
Prior to Lycoming, Gaylor served as an academic counselor at Dartmouth College, a freshman proctor and director of freshman intramurals at Harvard College, and special assistant to the president at Wheelock College. She also held the position of teaching fellow for a number of courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She began her career at Albright College, where she held concurrent roles as head women’s basketball coach, admissions counselor and special assistant to the academic dean.
She earned an A.B. in psychology from Dartmouth College and an Ed.M. in administration and an Ed.D. in higher education from Harvard University.
Sue and Michael Gaylor have two adult sons: Thane, of San Francisco, Calif., and Alex and his wife Ann, of Brandon, Vt.