Dr. Susan Aldridge has been widely recognized as a global leader on distance learning, adult education and academic leadership. Here are some selected instances of such recognition.

APR 2013 USDLA Awards Dr. Susan Aldridge with the 2013 Hall of Fame Award for Leadership in Distance Learning
Dr. Susan Aldridge, Senior Fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC and past president of the University of Maryland University College, was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with the world’s most prestigious award presented for excellence in distance learning.

APR 2012 Letter of Recognition from the UMUC Board of Visitors to former President Dr. Susan Aldridge

On behalf of the Board of Visitors, we want to express our profound appreciation for your outstanding service to UMUC and its 94,000 students. Your extraordinary vision and transformational leadership has positioned this university as the standard bearer for adult and distance education, and your remarkable legacy will be felt here for many years to come.

But perhaps, your greatest contribution is the passion you have inspired in all of us at UMUC, for the students and alumni we so proudly serve. Indeed, we will never forget the relentless dedication and unbridled enthusiasm with which you reached out time and again to meet their needs, engage their perspectives, and acknowledge their accomplishments. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude …

MAY 2010 Women in Technology Award, for International Technology Advancement

UMUC President Susan Aldridge has been awarded the Global Impact Award from Women in Technology (WIT).

Other Recognitions

2011 & 2009 Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women Award
The Washingtonian

2009 Most Influential Marylanders
The Daily Record

2008 Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award
The Daily Record.

JUN 1992 Recognized by the State of Colorado for “Outstanding Leadership”.

JUN 1992 Recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, for “Outstanding Contributions Toward Improving the Lives of Older Americans”.

1992 Recognized by Families of the Blind for Valuable Contributions to the Visually Impaired Community, Denver, Colorado.

AUG 1990 Received the 1990 National Innovations in Long Term Care Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Lifeline Systems, Inc., Washington, D.C.

JUL 1990 Received the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

1989-1991 Selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. to review research proposals for national funding.

1989 Received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

JAN 1988 Recognized by the Rocky Mountain News newspaper as a “Person to Watch” as a future leader.

DEC 1987 Received Recognition Award as Founding Board Member for the Elderly Housing Hotline.

1986 Recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. as managing one of the four outstanding planning models in the U.S.