Susan Witter worked in the British Columbia public post-secondary system for more than 30 years within four BC colleges and universities, where she held a number of senior leadership positions. She was appointed President of Douglas College in 1997 and held this position for 14 years.

During her time at Douglas College, Susan had the opportunity to provide leadership in the area of program design, human resource planning, and organizational and leadership development on a number of international projects in Indonesia, Jordan, China, Vietnam and Thailand between 2000 and 2015.

Susan has served as past Chair of the Board of the Vancouver YWCA and also the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver. She has been a member of the board of the United Way of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Community Services and MOASIC. She is currently a member of the board of Dorset College and Board Voice. Susan is on the board of Greater Vancouver Communiry Services Society and was elected chair of the board in 2015.

Since her retirement from Douglas College, she has worked on assessment teams with the Degree Quality Assessment Board, chaired accreditation teams with the the Private Career Training Institution Agency of B.C, and chaired appeals for the the BC Employment and Assistance Tribunal.