2015 : Susan A. Petrisin of Lansing, First Woman President of Kiwanis International

October 1, 2021 all-day

Susan A. Petrisin, First Woman President of Kiwantis International

On October 1, 2015, Susan A. Petrisin of Lansing, associate directory of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, will become the first woman to serve as president for any of the world’s leading service organizations. She also is the first person to serve as a district governor of all three Kiwanis-family organizations: Kiwanis International, Circle K International, and Key Club International.

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, East Lansing.


Sam Stall, “Kiwanis International : It All Began in Detroit”, Michigan History, March/April 2015, pp.25-29.

Susan A. Petrisin, New President of Kiwanis International, Kiwanis News Release.

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