Last updated 07/18/2021
Sue Vogl was the Director of University Publications for the Division of Student Affairs, where she directed a team that handled many forms of communication — from print and online publications to news releases, videos, websites, social media, and identity systems. The audience was primarily current and future USC students. Every day was different, which made her job a lot of fun. Sue also volunteered in the USC community, serving as President of the Intersorority Parents Council and mentoring students for the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA). To keep her energy going, she went for a run every day during lunch with a group of USC friends.
Since retiring from USC, Sue admits that her days are more full than she expected. She volunteers with several organizations and fills different roles in roles in each: Bulletin Editor for Manhattan Beach Rotary, current President of USC Staff Retirement Association, hospitality for Town & Gown, election campaigns for Moms Demand Action, Leadership Manhattan Beach. She has three fun and active grandsons, who she sees several times a week. She also has a garden with fruits, vegetables, and weed. She also loves to travel, especially in Southeast Asia. For her activities after retiring, Sue also responded, “I know it’s a cliche, but I do walk on the beach almost daily, with my dog or friends or both.”
When asked what lessons she has learned so far during her life after retirement, Sue responded:
“The best thing to do is to say ‘yes’ to new opportunities — for travel, political activism, volunteer work… to whatever shows up next. Keep learning, even when it’s a bit uncomfortable. And always say yes to spending time with family and friends.”