Dr. Suzanne Rowe Van Ort (1958)
Suzanne Rowe Van Ort Ph.D. R.N. considers herself both an educator and a nurse. Her career has focused on teaching, curriculum development, and administration in nursing education.
Suzanne graduated from the University of Arizona (UA) with a BSN degree. She received the Master of Science degree with a major in nursing from UCLA and her PhD with a major in Higher Education from the University of Arizona.
During her academic career, she served as Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, UA professor teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, and ultimately Dean of the UA College of Nursing. She retired from the University in 2001.
In 2007 she became a founding member of the Catalina High School Foundation and served as its first vice-president. Suzanne was nominated by Sandy Tanner Elers ’58 and Margie Wagner Fangmeier ’58.