Susan Eklund-Leen


Administrative Coordinator

Nonstop Professor

B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Kent State University

Susan has worked in higher education since 1978 and prior to joining the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute she worked at Antioch College for nearly 17 years in the cooperative education program. Her interest in experiential education developed from her work with student organizations, her own involvement in community service and professional associations, and her doctoral dissertation research.

Susan was selected by the ACPA: College Student Educators International Educational Leadership Foundation as one of their 2006 Diamond Honorees. This honor recognizes higher education professionals who, throughout their careers, have made outstanding contributions to higher education and to student affairs in particular. Her selection was based on a nomination by the Ohio College Personnel Association for which Susan served two terms as president. She currently serves as Historian for the Ohio College Personnel Association.

Susan received the Ev Wallenfeldt Alumni Service Award from the Kent State University Higher Education Administration Program in 1998 and was honored as recipient of the Philip A. Tripp Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio College Personnel Association in 1994. She has been active in state and national student affairs organizations and has served on several boards and committees in the Dayton area. Susan loves technology and has a deep interest in how technology can enhance learning through cooperative education. Susan continues to explore her interest in computer applications. She will always live by her motto, ā€œIā€™m too young to be this age!ā€