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Dr. Susan May Biography


Dr. Susan May serves as the president and chief executive officer for Fox Valley Technical College, an appointment that began in July, 2008.

May joined Fox Valley Technical College as an adult continuing education specialist in 1983. She served as the College’s executive vice president since 2005. From 1997 to 2005 May served as the vice president for Instructional Services, and from 1994 to 1997 the vice president for marketing and economic development. She also served in the positions of dean and outreach operations manager between 1989 and 1993. Earlier in her career, she worked as a teacher and department chair for New Holstein High School, New Holstein, Wisconsin.

Active in the community, May serves on the board of directors for Community First Credit Union, the board of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the YMCA Corporate Board and the Bay-Lakes Council-Boy Scouts of America. She also serves on several national boards including the Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. May served as a board member and officer for the National Council for Workforce Education for many years. She has provided long-term service to the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute as a presenter and mentor. May is also a member of the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA), The New North, and the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club.

May received both her bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in vocational education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. She earned her doctorate degree in vocational, technical, and occupational education from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

May was the recipient of the 2012 Thomas G. Scullen Educational Leadership Award and 2008 Athena Award by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She served as the 2011 campaign co-chair for the United Way Fox Cities, and will serve in that capacity again in 2012.

May lives in the Town of Greenville, WI with her husband, Tim, and their son, Bryan.



Dr. Susan May