"As the Resource Specialist", Suzanne's role is to support faculty as they seek grants, contracts, fees, and partnership agreements that will grow MU Extension programs throughout the state. Suzanne is a go-to resource for revenue strategy, helping faculty and staff think creatively about ways to generate revenue that will benefit their programs the most, be successful in those efforts, and connect to the appropriate university processes and resources. Suzanne also helps faculty collaborate with each other and other units on campus, capitalizing on the ways that MU Extension can add value to multidisciplinary projects.
Suzanne has 16 years of experience as a grant writer with universities and nonprofit organizations, including many years with MU in grants and in foundation relations. Her proposals have been awarded more than $50 million from dozens of foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies.