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Whether you’re an active Bay Area alum who bleeds Orange, a recent grad looking to get established in the area, a parent or friend who wants to stay connected, or a prospective student hoping to learn more, SU has a friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff ready to assist you!

Regional Advancement

Have questions about The Campaign for Syracuse University? Want to be among the many Bay Area alumni, parents, and friends of SU whose gifts are making such a huge difference for our students and faculty? Contact our regional advancement staff:

Susan FilkinsSusan E. Filkins
Director of Regional Advancement

About Susan
A native Californian based in Folsom, Susan Filkins helps SU alumni on the West Coast connect with each other and the University.  Filkins has served as director of regional advancement for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest since 2008, facilitating the work of the San Francisco Regional Council, a group of area alumni and parents working to establish a strong base of support in the area. 

Filkins began her tenure at SU in 2002 as an alumni programs coordinator in the Center for Career Services.  She holds a degree in psychology and art from SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, and two of her three children have pursued their studies at SU. She enjoys spending free time with her children and supporting them through their college experiences and transitions into post-graduation life.


Could an SU education be in your future? Contact our admissions staff to get all the facts about our beautiful campus, incredible academics, and the Syracuse area. Or find out how a local Admitted Student Event can bring SU to your hometown:

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100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244