Chatham University

Business Administration (MBA) Faculty and Staff

Susan Kapusta M.

Dr.
Hometown : Pittsburgh, Pa.
Joined Chatham : 2011

Academic Areas of Interest

Business Ethics, Corporate Communication and Community Relations

Personal Areas of Interest

Running, weight training, gardening, coaching our youth

Biography

Dr. Susan M. Kapusta, President, U. S. Steel Foundation, and GM, Community Affairs, U. S. Steel ---- Dr. Kapusta is an experienced executive primarily responsibile for leading the strategic mission of the U. S. Steel Foundation as its President and a member of its board of trustees. While Dr. Kapusta has a long list of achievements throughout her career, some of the most notable can be seen in the work of the United States Steel Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the corporation. From 2001, she has skillfully guided the Foundation by aligning charitable giving with the company's strategic business objectives and core values. She repeatedly steers U. S. Steel's United Way Campaign to the "Million Dollar Club" level for local campaigns, and is an active leader in the United Way of Allegheny County's Women's Leadership initiative. Dr. Kapusta has been a champion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education investment for the company and region. She was selected by the CEO of USS as a Cabinet Member for the 10-year Carnegie Library "Libraries for Life" capital campaign, a first-ever fund-raising initiative that surpased its $55M goal of $3M. Dr. Kapusta earned a bachelor's degree from Robert Morris University, a master's and doctorate in communication from Duquesne University, and is a graduate of the Leadership Pittsburgh XVI program. Over the years, her passion for educating future leaders in the classroom led to several adjunct teaching positions at Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, Chatham University, LaRoche College, Shadyside School of Nursing, and the Community College of Allegheny County. Dr. Kapusta wrote a chapter on communication for the 2009 University of Pittsburgh publication, "Outside the Classroom - Educating the Whole Student." She also wrote a children's book on steel recycling entitled, "The House that Roscoe Built." She has received numerous honors for her leadership, including: the 2007 Anthony L. Bucci "Excellence in Communication Ethics Award" from Duquesne University; the 2010 Hunger Awareness Day Award presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; the 2010 American Red Cross Leadership Award; the 2011 National Bronze Leadership Award from Junior Achievement; and the 1992 Allegheny County Commissioners' award for public service. Dr. Kapusta serves on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Corporate Circles Board and the Junior Achievement Development Board. She also served a six-year term on the Community College of Allegheny County Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007. A champion for women's issues, she is a member of the United Way Women's Leadership Council and the International Women's Forum. She has also fostered relationships with the Extra Mile Foundation, Girl's Hope and the Rankin Christian Center to help elementary school girls build the skills and confidence they need for life-long success.