Executive Director

snwhite3@ncsu.edu | 919-515-2455

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Susan White is the executive director for North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute for the University of North Carolina. Both programs provide targeted research, outreach and education projects to address critical coastal, ocean and water resource issues in the state and within the region. White also serves as interim director of North Carolina Space Grant, a program in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the University of North Carolina system. N.C. Space Grant is headquartered at NC State University.

White previously was director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C. Formerly the national research coordinator for NOAA’s Estuarine Reserves Division and National Estuarine Research Reserve System, she has served on national and regional steering committees on topics including technology transfer, integrated drought monitoring and early warning, and climate’s connections to health. White earned a doctorate from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

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