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Suzanne Teer


Suzanne Teer is an executive search consultant in Witt/Kieffer’s Education practice. Suzanne supports leadership searches across all academic areas, with particular expertise in development and advancement. She brings extensive experience in fundraising within the field of education spanning liberal arts colleges, independent schools, top-tier research universities, and academic medicine. Suzanne is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Suzanne focused much of her 27-year career on providing strategic development counsel and support to Deans, Center Directors, Department Chairs and senior faculty to enable them to achieve their goals through philanthropic support. Most recently she served as the Executive Director of Development for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and member of the advancement executive team at the University of California, San Francisco. Suzanne has also held senior leadership positions in advancement at the University of California, Irvine and Sage Hill School, Newport Coast, CA.

Suzanne has been active in several professional organizations. She is the past Chair and Vice Chair of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and has held board roles with District VII of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She is also a certified professional coach.


Education
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
B.A., International Affairs, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA; Phi Beta Kappa

 

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Suzanne Teer
Consultant
Santa Cruz, CA
Phone: 831-621-4904
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