Over her more than fifteen-year career in higher education, Mingo has devoted herself to providing opportunities for degree attainment that advance the lives of individuals within Washington County and the State of Maine. Susan has served as the President of WCCC since August 2018 and prior to that as the Dean of Students for seven years. Susan supports under-resourced students and works to improve opportunities at the College to close achievement gaps and improve retention and persistence rates for the students they serve. She is an advocate for decreasing barriers that impede student success, creating supports, and leveraging resources to assist students with navigating their external barriers.
Prior to working in higher education, she worked for twenty years in local businesses as well as two years in municipal government. Susan graduated from the University of Maine at Machias with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and from Husson University with a master’s in Human Relations.
Susan has spent her life in beautiful Downeast Maine. She and her husband are owners and operators of two small businesses in the Calais area. Susan was born and raised in Washington County, and has chosen to reside here while raising her family. She has two adult children, who both live and work within education in Boston, Massachusetts. She treasures time spent with family at their camp on Nash’s Lake where she enjoys relaxing with friends and family, boating, and the peace and tranquility of her natural surroundings.