Susan A. “Sue” Petrisin of Lansing, Michigan, was elected to a three-year term as a Kiwanis International Trustee in June 2010 at the 95th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Las Vegas.

Sue is a 24-year member of the Kiwanis Club of East Lansing, Michigan, and has served as its Circle K and Key Club advisor and sponsored youth committee chairman. She earned honors as distinguished president in 1995-96. She is currently vice chair of Kiwanis’ global campaign for children, The Eliminate Project, overseeing the SLP programs: Key Club, Circle K International, Builders Club, Aktion Club and K-Kids activities. While serving on the International Board, Sue has served as Board Counselor to Key Club and member of the Education, Governance and Programs Committees. She has served as board counselor to the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan, Pacific Northwest, Ohio and Taiwan districts. She is the 2012-13 chair of the Membership Development and Education Committee and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee. At the district level, she served as governor in 2001-02, chairman of the strategic planning committee, Circle K and Key Club administrator. Prior to joining Kiwanis, Sue was Circle K International Vice President in 1985-86 and distinguished governor in 1984-85, and was Key Club governor in 1979-80 and Key Club district secretary/treasurer in 1978-79.

A life member with 24 years of perfect attendance, Sue is a Diamond-level four George F. Hixson Fellow for the Kiwanis International Foundation, a Diamond-level charter Walter Zeller Fellow as well as a recipient of the foundation’s Tablet of Honor and a member of the Heritage Society. She also served as foundation trustee from 2006-09. She was a member of the Key Leader Advisory Council and is a Key Leader lead facilitator. Before her election as trustee, she served on the international committee on leadership education.

Sue holds a master’s degree in human resources and labor relations and bachelor’s degrees in food science and dietetics from Michigan State University, Lansing. She is associate director for alumni programs for the Michigan State University Alumni Association. She is active in service to the university and her community.