Susan Mckee is Assistant Vice Chancellor of Governmental & Community Relations at the University of California, Riverside, a position she has held since 1992. In her current role, she is the chief liaison between the university community for federal, state, local, and community relations to enhance public understanding and support of the University of California. She joined the Office of Governmental & Community Relations (GCR) in June 1997 as the Legislative Advocacy Coordinator. With this position, she fostered state relation programs to increase support for UCR among key alumni, constituents in the community, university staff, faculty, and students.
Prior to her employment with GCR, she was responsible for external relations at UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering’s— Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-ERT). She is a graduate of the University of Redlands and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration.
In addition to her professional career, Susan is an alumna of Southern California Leadership (CORO) and Leadership Riverside. She currently serves as Vice Chair/ Commissioner for Riverside County’s Community Action Partnership (CAP); is a member of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Riverside Steering Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee, Inland Action, Inland Empire Autism Regional Task Force; and secretary and board member for the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California. Ms. Mckee enjoys volunteering and values the importance of giving back to the community; her major interests include promoting adult literacy and fighting childhood cancer. She has previously served on committees for the United Way of the Inland Valleys, Boy Scouts of America, UCR Staff Assembly, and the Valley View High School site council. Ms.Mckee’s favorite community project is Habitat for Humanity.
Susan was born in Massachusetts and raised in the Inland Empire. She and her husband, Steve, have three grown children and a granddaughter. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.