Suzanne Rothwell, GMLC 2004 Alumna, was recently promoted to Vice President of Advancement for Columbia College. Rothwell had served as executive director of the Advancement Division for the college during the last four years and will continue to oversee the offices of development, alumni and public relations at the college.
One of the main focuses for Suzanne’s team is fundraising, and the results of those efforts have been outstanding, recording the best fundraising year in the college’s 168-year history in 2018 and the third-best total in 2019. Suzanne also played a key role in stewarding the college’s largest gift in its history when it received a transformational, seven-figure donation to name the Robert W. Plaster School of Business.
Suzanne joined the college in 2012 as Senior Director of Public Relations and worked to enhance the image of the college both locally and on a national level. Prior to joining the college, she served as the director of membership at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (2010-2012), interim executive director of the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation (2006-2008) and as assistant manager of Public Affairs, overseeing a five state zone for State Farm Insurance (1992-2004.)
Suzanne has also fulfilled two terms on the Board of Directors and served as Board President for Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation from 2016 through 2017.