About Sue Stepleton
After more than 35 years in nonprofit leadership and public policy work in the early childhood and human services sector, Susan Stepleton joins Washington University’s Brown School as director of its Policy Forum. A development-stage initiative of the School, the Forum will host a series of programs and collaborations designed to enhance the quality of policy discussion and decision making in St. Louis, across the country, and around the world. In time, the Forum will serve as an engine to help expand the reach of faculty research in ways that impact policy and practice.
Prior to coming to Washington University, Stepleton served for a decade as President and CEO of Parents as Teachers, an international evidence-based home visiting program serving over 350,000 children per year. Prior to that she was Executive Director of Edgewood Children’s Center, a complex social service agency providing treatment and special education for children and families impacted by severe abuse, neglect, or mental health issues.
Since 2006 Stepleton has served on the Missouri Governor’s Coordinating Board for Early Childhood. She also sits on the Advantage Capital Community Development Fund National Advisory Board, the Board of the Council on Accreditation and the Board of the YWCA of Greater St. Louis. Among other volunteer activities, she is vice-chair of the Eden Theological Seminary Board of Trustees.
Stepleton has received numerous honors and awards including being named a Distinguished Alumna of both Washington University and the University of Missouri – St. Louis, an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from Webster University and recipient of the 2010 Coro Leadership Award.
Susan Stepleton has a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Administration from Saint Louis University, an MSW and an MA from Washington University, and an MBA from the University of Missouri St. Louis.
LISTEN: Sue Stepleton joins KMOX’s Debbie Monterrey and PNC Bank Regional President Rick Sems to chat about her achievements.
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