Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Campus Phone: Ext. 5331
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5040
Office: McCormick Hall 310
Department: Institutional Advancement
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville
Susan D. Vance is associate vice president for Institutional Advancement at Tusculum College. Vance, a Greene County native with extensive experience in working with nonprofit community organizations, joined Tusculum College in October 2003 as director of alumni relations and annual giving. She was promoted to director of development and alumni relations in July 2005 and was named Acting Vice President in February 2007.
Even before joining Tusculum College, Vance was well known in Greene County for her successful work in community service organizations, including Family Ministries, a nonprofit Christian child and family care ministry located in the Camp Creek community. She was marketing and corporate development manager for Family Ministries.
Vance is active in the community, having been a chairman of the Kidney Walk for Greeneville and Greene County, serving on the steering committee for Kid’s Day and as chairman of the Champions Dinner, both projects of the Boys and Girls Club.
She serves or has served on the boards of directors for Junior Achievement, the Boys and Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County, the Volunteer Center of Greeneville and Greene County, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Mountain Empire Chapter, and the National Kidney Foundation. She has also served on the National Philanthropy Day Committee, Interagency and in the Kiwanis Club of Greeneville.
She is a past president of the Tennessee Advancement Resources Council.
Vance was named a “40 Under Forty” designee in 2002, an award presented to 40 young men and women throughout East Tennessee under the age of 40 who are considered rising business leaders. She has also been named a “Successful Single” in Northeast Tennessee by Marquee Magazine.
During Homecoming 2006, Susan received The Frontier Award, presented annually to an outstanding alumnus or alumna in recognition of meritorious advancement in his or her career.
Vance’s professional experience also includes six years of service at the Greene County Partnership, including three years as director of Keep Greene Clean, now Keep Greene Beautiful. Keep Greene Clean/Keep Greene Beautiful program was named the number one program of its kind in the country in 2000 under Vance’s leadership.
Vance lives in the South Greene community with her son, Austin Dale.