April 2, 2014
It is with a very heavy heart we announce that our colleague Susanne Collier-Lakeman has passed away. Susanne started teaching at CSUN in 1990 after earning her PhD in English from the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham, England. Prior to her appointment here, she taught at the University of New Hampshire and in the London Program for the University of Notre Dame. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994 and granted tenure in 1996. In 1999, she was the recipient of a University Ambassadors Polished Apple award and in 2001 she was promoted to full professor. A number of our current faculty were students of Susanne's, and only recently some of them have mentioned how Susanne was able to inspire and nurture a love of Shakespeare and of poetry in her courses.
Services for Susanne were held at her church, St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, in Simi Valley on Tuesday, 15 April, at 4 p.m.