In Memoriam: Susan R. Brooker-Gross, 1950-2016

susanbrookergrossSusan Brooker-Gross, director of policy and communications for the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, died on January 2 from complications after undergoing surgery. She was 65 years old.

Dr. Brooker-Gross joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1977 as an assistant professor of geography. She was promoted to associate professor in 1983 and chaired the geography department from 1990 to 1993. In 1993, Dr. Brooker-Gross was appointed associate provost for undergraduate programs. She joined the Division of Information Technology in 1997.

Dr. Brooker-Gross was a native of Ohio and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in geography at the University of Illinois.

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