Susan West

Susan West

Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President for Administration

Operational Excellence

Ed.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University


Dr. Susan H. West currently serves as Chief of Staff and Vice President in the Office of the President at Belmont University.  During her 29 years at Belmont, she has worked in Admissions, Special Academic Programs, and the University College.  Dr. West is a member of the Peer Learning Network of Belmont University, Nashville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and Women in Higher Education of Tennessee (WHET).  She was a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Middle Tennessee and the 2014-15 Leadership Nashville class. Currently she serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, St. Thomas Health and the Middle Tennessee State University Friends of the College of Liberal Arts.

In 2006, she was awarded the Outstanding African American Alumni Award at Middle Tennessee State University, in 2007 was an Athena Award nominee and in 2017 was awarded the Minority Access, Inc. Administrator Award for Exemplary Achievements in Expanding Opportunities for Others. Dr. West received her Doctor of Education degree from the George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and is a graduate the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.