Susan Morse has served as the chief of staff to the president since 2013. In this role, she is a strategic partner to the president and the College leadership team and provides counsel on key issues and strategic decisions. Morse handles all division operations, collaborates with colleagues to advance the college’s strategic interests, and partners with internal and external stakeholders. She serves as a liaison to campus governance committees, helps to oversee Kenyon’s emergency-preparedness efforts, and assists with the affairs of the College’s board of trustees. 

Prior to joining Kenyon, she served as associate director of sponsored programs at Oberlin College from 2001 through 2013. Prior to entering higher education, she worked as a fundraising professional for Recovery Resources, a nonprofit community health-care organization, and in economic development in the City of Cleveland Empowerment Zone. Morse graduated from Westminster College in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and went on to earn a master’s degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 1998.


1998 — Master of Science from Case Western Reserve Universit

1994 — Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College