Born in Evanston to immigrant parents, Donna Wang Su was raised in suburban Darien, Illinois, before moving to Southern California for high school. As the eldest of four children, she has always served as the family caretaker, event planner and organizer while started working at age 15 to pay for her education.
With 15 years of experience at Northwestern University, Donna currently serves as the Associate Director of Operations for the Farley Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the McCormick School of Engineering where her responsibilities include financial management and budgeting, strategic planning, hiring and recruitment, and marketing communications. Donna received her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and her Masters in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University. Additionally, she holds certificates in Business Administration and Higher Education Administration and Policy, both from Northwestern.
Donna and her husband, Kuan Su, chose Evanston to live and raise a family because of its diversity and progressive values. They have two wonderful children, a 6th grader at Chute Middle school and a 3rd grader at Walker Elementary, who challenge and inspire them daily.
Following early career roles in corporate finance and computer science, Donna joined Northwestern University in 2006 and has held a variety of roles in financial aid, admissions, and operations. In the spring quarter of 2020, Donna taught a class at Northwestern University on Finance & Accounting for the Gig Economy so she brings viewpoints from an administrator, student, parent and teacher to her work. Known for her progressive ideals and skills in bringing people together, Donna has contributed countless hours to Northwestern’s equity work, with roles in initiatives such as Changemakers, Listening to Black Students Academic Advising, LBGTQIA+ allyship program, APIDA Staff Affinity Group, First Generation, McCormick Mental Health Ally, and the ANUW Women Mentoring committee.
Outside of her professional career, Donna is an active citizen and community volunteer, particularly with a commitment to our public schools and educational equity. Donna is the President of the District 65 PTA Council and an active member of PTA Equity Project (PEP) enrichment committee. Additionally, she has held leadership proles with the Walker and Bessie Rhodes PTAs. Donna’s volunteer contributions have included past board member for Hip Circle Empowerment Center and The Parent Circle, AYSO volunteer coach, and committee service for Chiaravalle Montessori and the City of Evanston with the MWEBE (Minority & Women Businesses) and Housing & Development.
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Donna Wang Su
Evanston, IL 60203