Susan Armacost

Susan Armacost

Executive Director for University Development, University of Memphis

Susan joined the development team at the University of Memphis in 2010 and served for more than 7 years as the lead Director of Development in the UofM’s Herff College of Engineering. In 2018, she was promoted to Sr. Director of Development, overseeing the major gift team, and was promoted to Executive Director in 2019. She currently oversees all aspects of development related to individual donors – including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Planned Gifts and Stewardship.

Susan has more than 25 years of fundraising and management experience in a variety of organizations and roles. This vast array of experiences provides the foundation that she uses daily in her leadership role at the UofM. Having served in each of the roles she currently supervises, she has a better understanding of the challenges faced by each member of her team.

2019 has been a record-breaking year for fundraising at the University of Memphis, and Susan is thankful to be a part of the leadership team that made that a reality.


Susan attended Arkansas Tech University.