SPARTANBURG, S.C.– During the September 18 Convocation ceremonies, Converse College awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to an extraordinary community-service leader and faithful alumna.
Susan Phifer “Susu” Johnson, a 1965 graduate of Converse College, has been a shining example for all alumnae. She has served as a class representative, provided scholarship funding for Converse students, and been a constant volunteer and supporter for countless other events and projects.
Although her leadership has been in a wide variety of areas, she has maintained a special interest and commitment to organizations that prevent violence against women and children. She has also provided key leadership for Planned Parenthood, the Mecklenburg Commission on the Status of Women, Safe Homes Network, the Spartanburg Women’s Political Caucus, and the Junior League.
She has also shared her talents with the community as a member of the Spartanburg City Council, the Spartanburg Music Foundation board of directors, the advisory board for NCNB, and as a founding leader of the Daniel Morgan Society.