Dr. Suzie Laurich-McIntyre has been the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Carnegie Mellon University since July 2005. In this role she supports graduate students, faculty and staff on graduate academic related issues and works with advancing policy and processes in support of graduate education. Her office also provides professional development programs, supports community building among student groups and is active in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students into graduate school. Her prior position at Carnegie Mellon University was Director of Alumni and Student Relations in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2003-2005.
Between 2002 and 2004 she worked with two national organizations known for their work in addressing under-representation in Science and Engineering – BEST (Building Engineering and Science Talent) Consortium and WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network). Between 1999 and 2001 she was Director of the Center for Women in Science and Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle and from 1994 to 1999 Associate Director for Women in Engineering at the University of Washington. Laurich-McIntyre has experience in industrial research and engineering, as Director of Research, Pyromedia Inc., from 1991 to 1994, and Senior Project Engineer and Project Engineer at North American Refractories and Interpace Corporation from 1980 to 1984. Her B.S. in Ceramic Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering are from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Laurich-McIntyre served on the Board and as Director for Membership and Treasurer for WEPAN, Women in Engineering ProActive Network. She served on the Board and Finance and Audit Committee for Oak Ridge Associated Universities from 2007-2010. Past service includes being on the executive committee for the Global Engineering Education Program with IIE from 1999 to 2001 and on the executive committee for the Society of Women Engineers, SWE, Pittsburgh Section from 2003-2006. She continues to be active in SWE as the Counselor for the Carnegie Mellon SWE Chapter.