Mesa College Names Susan Topham New Dean of Student Development

Susan Topham is the new Dean of Student Development at San Diego Mesa College, effective September 10, 2012. Topham most recently served as the Dean, Counseling and Enrollment Services at Cuyamaca College. She brings to Mesa more than 20 years of leadership and administrative experience in Student Services, and a broad-based background comprised of managing and working with diverse teams and coordinating multiple projects.

Raised in Brazil and fluent in Portuguese, Topham holds a master’s degree in Institutional Administration from United States International University.

“Susan brings her many experiences to Mesa College, adding to the college’s rich tapestry of individuals who have a passion for diversity and a broad world view,” noted President Pamela Luster on her appointment. “She has honed her skills both in the public and private sectors, and understands from multiple perspectives how students find their way to and through higher education.”

“I am excited to be joining San Diego Mesa College and to be able to contribute to its forward-thinking mission and vision.  I look forward to working alongside Mesa’s rich and diverse faculty, student, and staff.

Susan lives with her family in Scripps Ranch.