Susan Feagin, GS '74, is the Special Adviser to PrezBo, and formerly Columbia's Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations. Originally she was brought to Columbia, along with Robert Kasdin, from the University of Michigan by PrezBo, as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in 2002. She was elevated to the position of EVP in 2003 and stepped into the role of Special Adviser to the President in 2011. Feagin's salary in 2010 was $503,092.
She has been an active alumna, endowing several scholarships at GS (including the Susan Feagin Scholarship, the John J Brown Scholarship, and contributing to the the Ward H Dennis Scholarship), as well as serving on numerous GS committees. In recognition of this she was awarded the Alumni Medal in 2011.
Prior to serving in her current position, Feagin joined Harvard's development office in 1975 to work on the $350 million Harvard Campaign. In 1982 she returned to Columbia to work on the Arts and Sciences portion of the Campaign for Columbia. In 1987, she returned to Harvard, eventually becoming director of development and lead Harvard's multi-billion dollar capital campaign. In 1998 she decamped for Michigan, her last stop before returning to lead development at Columbia.