Suzanne D. Phillips, Ed.D.

Suzanne D. Phillips, Ed. D., was born in Harlem, New York and raised in Elmsford/Westchester County, New York where her parents resided. She attended and graduated from the Elmsford Public School System with a Regents Language diploma.   Upon graduation, she attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Immediately following, she attended Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, where she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Higher and Adult Education with specialization in Student Personnel Administration. Deciding to maintain a career in higher education, she graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Doctorate of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Dr. Phillips brings to Cheyney University, extensive professional experience of working within the higher education system.  She has served as an instructor and administrator for several SUNY & CUNY colleges supervising such areas as enrollment management, academic advisement, health services, counseling, and judicial affairs. Additionally, she served as Executive Director for College Level Services at the College Board in New York.    An accomplished educational presenter, her works on multiculturalism, mentoring underrepresented students, and entrance of underrepresented students into the medical profession have been presented nationally and published in several professional journals.

Dr. Phillips’ passion has been to mentor African American students toward and through the college process.  Working with neighborhood students, Suzanne is responsible for assisting several students with navigating the college process from entrance to graduation. Her mentees have obtained college degrees from outstanding institutions such as NYU, Lehman, and Mt. Saint Mary’s to name a few.

She is active in her church and encourages United Methodist youth in the 6th to 12th grades to participate in missionary and evangelical activities. As recognition of her outstanding civic work in the community and church, in the spring 2009, Dr. Phillips received awards from the 369th Historical Society and Church Women United.  Dr. Phillips has one son, Naeem.