LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2003) - Dr.
Susan P. Conner, vice president and dean of Florida Southern College,
has been tapped for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national
leadership honorary. The Florida Southern Circle of ODK awards this
highly competitive honor to only one member of the faculty or administration
in any given year.
Florida Southern College dean
ODK, the nation's top collegiate honor society recognizing responsible
leadership, taps members for leadership and service in extracurricular
areas, including scholarship, athletics and military; campus or community
service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism,
speech, and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.
Since coming to Florida Southern in 2001, Conner has worked closely
with faculty and administrators to bring coherence and clarity to
college policies. A strong advocate for the liberal arts, she continues
to teach history in addition to her duties in the administration of
the college. She has sought to bring value to the education of students
by encouraging good teaching on the part of the faculty and quality
in course offerings.
Conner received her bachelor's degree from Armstrong State College,
Savannah, Ga., and earned her master's and doctorate from Florida
State University. Before joining FSC, she served as associate dean
of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at
Central Michigan University (CMU). A published author, Conner has
contributed to several books and written papers and book reviews.
She has just completed a book on "The Age of Napoleon" for Greenwood
Press, due out in spring 2004. She received the CMU Excellence in
Teaching award in 1991 and the Outstanding Civilian Service Award
from the U.S. Army in 2002.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts
college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college offers
more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business administration
degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is
home to the largest, single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright
architecture in the world.