Susan C. Aldridge, PhD
President, University of Maryland University College
Dr. Susan C. Aldridge joined University of Maryland University College (UMUC) as president on February 1, 2006, bringing with her more than two decades of experience and passion for creating educational opportunities for students around the world. Dr. Aldridge serves on the Maryland Council of University System Presidents, on the PreK-12 Leadership Council, on the board of the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC), and as an elected board member of the International Academy of Business Disciplines.
Most recently, Dr. Aldridge served as vice chancellor for Troy University’s University College and eCampus in Alabama. As vice chancellor, Dr. Aldridge oversaw Troy’s graduate and undergraduate degree programs outside of Alabama at 62 teaching sites in 17 states and 14 countries. She expanded satellite campuses and international operations in nations including Ecuador, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Prior to joining Troy University, Dr. Aldridge served as a faculty member of the National University of Singapore. She has held leadership positions in government and corporations. For her academic research and professional contributions, Dr. Aldridge has received numerous awards and recognitions from services such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Administration on Aging, U.S. Social Security Administration, and the Governor of Colorado.
Dr. Aldridge received her doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Colorado, and her bachelor's degree from Colorado Women’s College.