Susan M. Towne, M. Ed

Coordinator, College Academy for Parents
Susan Towne

University Services Building, Room 501

She, Her, Hers

Susan Towne is a native Tucsonan who has dedicated her life to helping others achieve their goals. As a first-generation college student, she knows the challenges and opportunities that come with pursuing higher education.  She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and later earned a Master of Education Degree in Counseling with Human Relations from Northern Arizona University. Susan has a wealth of experience in working with youth and families in the community.  For 21 years she served as a Juvenile Probation Officer helping young people overcome their challenges.  After retiring in February 2020, Susan began a second career at the University of Arizona as the Coordinator for College Academy for Parents.  Susan is eager to work with students and their families that are underrepresented, low income and first generation to increase their success in obtaining a college education. She lives by the motto: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou