SUE DeWINE, Ph.D. recently joined R. H. Perry & Associates after more than 45 years in higher education. She has had a successful career in academe with extensive experience as an administrator, fundraiser and communication consultant. She was a full professor and consultant to industry in a large public institution and Provost and President at two small private colleges. Her expertise is academics.
Dr. DeWine became the 15th president of Hanover College in 2007. During her tenure, freshman enrollment increased by 40 percent, and student diversity soared from four percent to 15 percent in the incoming classes. Overall enrollment increased by 20 percent.
Hanover launched the Live Our Loyalty Campaign to enhance students’ experiences: academic distinctiveness, outdoor athletic facilities, study abroad, energizing social life, and increased scholarship support. At its completion the campaign brought in more funding than any other time in the college's history in philanthropic assets, and several facilities were renovated or completed. She used her extensive communication background to build stronger relationships between the administration and faculty, staff and students, adding two non-voting faculty members and two non-voting students to the Board of Trustees. For that effort, she earned the 2008 Shared Governance Award from the Indiana American Association of University Professors. She retired in 2015 as President-Emeritus.
Prior to joining Hanover, DeWine served as Provost at Marietta College (Ohio) from 2000-07, where she oversaw all academic and support units. From 1985-2000, DeWine served as a professor at Ohio University in organizational communication, and research and consulting. She served as the director of the School of Interpersonal Communication from 1988-2000. Awards include the Elizabeth G. Andersch Award for scholarship, teaching and leadership and the Robert J. Kibler Outstanding Professional Award for dedication to excellence and acceptance of diversity, vision and forthrightness from the National Communication Association. Her expertise has made her an invaluable consultant to Fortune 500 companies, government and educational institutions on subjects such as communication and conflict, strategic planning and facilitating off-site team building meetings. A well-published author, DeWine has written more than 60 communication-related books and professional articles.
DeWine earned a doctorate in interpersonal and organizational communication and consulting psychology from Indiana University in 1977. She received a master’s degree in rhetoric from Miami University (Ohio) and a bachelor’s degree in English and education from Miami. She and her husband reside in Naples, FL. They have two children and one grandchild.