Susan Dewan

Executive Director, Center for Military and Veteran Education

Sue DewanSusan Dewan joined Excelsior College in 1980, and quickly moved into the role of leading the strategic growth and development of Excelsior College’s Center for Military and Veteran Education, guiding the College’s outreach/recruitment activities to all branches of the U.S. military. She oversees course registrations among all military audiences including veterans, military spouses and DOD civilians.

Ms. Dewan supervises Excelsior’s military academic advisors and military base education counselors throughout the country. She has secured education partnerships with the College of the American Soldier and on-site education programs at the US Army Sergeants Major Academy and Fort Bliss, TX. She has also established education alliances with all branches of the U.S. military.

She provides strategic leadership for marketing campaigns aimed at military and veteran audiences and serves as a media resource for the college’s media relations team.


  • Education access and outreach for military personnel and veterans
  • U.S. education policy impacting military and veterans
  • Educational barriers and opportunities for military spouses
  • Academic advising for the military student and veteran


  • Master of Business Administration,  State University of New York at Albany, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting (NYS CPA track) , Excelsior College, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Management, Siena College, 1989
  • AAS, Maria College, 1985

Awards and Recognitions

  • Council of College and Military Educators’ (CCME) William E. Kennedy Award, 2011
  • National Academic Advising Association, Certificate of Merit Award Winner, 1992

Selected Publications

  • “Recruiting Military Students,” chapter co-author, The College Officer’s Admissions Guide, 2008

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of College and Military Educators, past board member
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • Servicemembers Opportunity College Associates Degree
  • Military Spouse Education and Training Advisory Board
  • GoArmyEd Advisory Board
  • Advisory Council on Military Education, New York
  • Ensuring Higher Education Opportunities for Veterans Workgroup
  • NYS Council for Veterans and Families
  • Marine Corps Academic Explorer  Steering Committee
  • Association of the United States Army Capital District Chapter