JANUARY 1, 2024 – GREENSBORO, NC – Union Square Campus welcomes Mrs. Susan Schwartz, Executive Director of The Cemala Foundation to its Board of Directors.  Mrs. Schwartz assumed the Executive Position on July 1, 2006. She has
over 30 years’ experience in citizen driven strategic planning and leadership development for communities. She was project coordinator for Greensboro Visions; the founding executive director of Piedmont Triad Horizons (now the Piedmont Triad Partnership) and Action Greensboro; and Vice President of the Somerset Alliance for the Future (Somerville, New Jersey). She is the recipient of the News & Record 2019 Woman of the Year Award, the Salem College 2014 Distinguished Alumna Award, the 2011 O. Henry Award presented by the United Arts Council and the Greensboro Partnership, the 2009 Downtown Greensboro Ed Kitchen Leadership Award, and the 2005 Leadership Greensboro Leadership Medal.

Mrs. Schwartz is also a Board Member and Founder and Immediate Past Co-Chair of Ready for School, Ready for Life; a member and former chair of Action Greensboro Advisory Group and also a trustee of the Greensboro Symphony Endowment Fund.