Vincennes University has appointed Susan Brocksmith the new dean of its College of Business and Public Service. Brocksmith replaces Dean Anna Miller, who will retire on July 1.
The appointment will be effective in June.
Brocksmith has been a VU faculty member since 1990 and has served as chair of the Agribusiness program since 1994.
She is also chair of the Cosmetology program and previously served as department chair of the Business and Management Program.
“Susan has a strong commitment to the Vincennes community and has served the University for 31 years across a variety of roles,” Provost Dr. Laura Treanor said. “Throughout her time as faculty, Susan has brought a passion for meeting students where they are and helping them achieve their goals. As dean, she is excited to build upon that commitment. She will work to establish the vision for the College of Business and Public Service and is dedicated to building a culture of collaboration, inclusion, growth, and progression.”
VU says Brocksmith’s current responsibilities include advising students, developing curriculum, working with local business and industry to ensure students are receiving real-world experiences, and sponsoring the Agribusiness Technology Club.
Before VU, Brocksmith worked as a supervisor at Golden Rule Insurance Company, a graduate assistant at Ball State University, and an assistant county supervisor for the Soil and Water Conservation Department.
In addition to her university duties, Brocksmith is co-owner and operator of P.E. Brocksmith and Son Farm with her husband, Mike Brocksmith.