Sue Mayer to Retire
Published on August 26, 1993
SUE MAYER TO RETIRE COLUMBUS -- Sue Mayer, a senior administrator at The Ohio State University, today (8/26) announced her retirement effective the end of September. President E. Gordon Gee called her "one of Ohio State's great citizens." Mayer, who is special assistant to the president for campus and community relations, has served as special assistant to both presidents Edward Jennings and Gee. She also was a member of the national search committees that brought presidents Harold Enarson (1972) and Jennings (1981) to the university. Since 1991, Mayer has directed the office responsible for Ohio State's campus-based relations with local organizations and events, including the United Way and Operation Feed Campaigns, and United Negro College Fund events; the campus ministry and campus tour program; liaison with university-area organizations; and the new Ohio State Parents' Association, initiated by Gee. Begun in 1991, the parents' group has more than 2,000 members. "Her administration of these important areas has been fundamental to the high level of cooperation and support the university has with its neighbors and the other major non-profit organizations in Columbus," Gee said. " Sue has made thousands of friends for the university, and for that we can never thank her enough." From 1981 to 1991, Mayer was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the president's office, the Office of Special Events, and special projects. Her career started at Ohio State when she was a student and worked in the Department of Medical Records at University Hospitals in 1959. In turn, she was a technical assistant in the Department of Medicine, assistant to the associate dean of medicine, and administrative associate to the vice provost for curriculum in the university's Office of Academic Affairs. From 1971-1980, she was executive assistant to the director of the university's Alumni Association. A graduate of the Columbus Area Leadership Program in 1987, Mayer is a member of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors of the American Management Association. She serves on the boards of the Children's Hospital Development Fund, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, and the Columbus AIDS Task Force. She also is a member of the Victorian Village Society, and is active in the United Negro College Fund and YWCA. - more - [Submitted by: GERSTNER (email@example.com) Fri, 27 Aug 93 10:41:14 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.