Profiles - January 2012

Baylee Butler

Baylee Butler
College of Liberal Arts Student

Baylee Butler, College of Liberal Arts student, is a first-generation senior majoring in political science with a minor in philosophy. She is one of Wright State’s President’s Ambassadors Program members. Being an ambassador has allowed her to network with donors, elected officials, and administrators. She has been able to attend several Board of Trustees dinners, donor receptions, and award ceremonies as part of her duties. Her ambassador training has allowed her to learn a lot about the university, as well as proper etiquette and professional skills that will be useful in her plans for law school and a career as a criminal or corporate attorney.

Volunteering has always been an important part of Baylee’s life. In addition to serving as an ambassador, she has been highly involved in community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, and March of Dimes. She is also extremely active at Wright State with the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Student Advisory Board, Phi Kappa Phi, the Honors Director’s Student Advisory Board, and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. She holds office in several groups on campus such as the Residential Community Association and Student Honors Association. Baylee loves Wright State and considers it her home. Visit the College of Liberal Arts website to learn more.

According to Baylee Butler, students at Wright State have a unique opportunity. “Our university is not grounded in traditions like most universities of our caliber. For this reason current student leaders have a unique responsibility that most do not get the opportunity to take up: We have a great opportunity at Wright State to leave our mark.”

Susan Heckler Pittman

Susan Heckler Pittman (Sue), '72 B.S.Ed.
Lake Campus

Susan Heckler Pittman is currently the library director at the St. Marys Community Public Library, St. Marys, Ohio. Sue is a member of the College Community Arts Council, the St. Marys Rotary Club, the Ohio Library Council, the St. Marys Lienen Friendship Organization, and the Shakespeare Club.

She graduated from Wright State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  Sue received her Master of Library Science from Kent State University.

While attending the Western Ohio Branch Campus (WOBC), now the Lake Campus, she was one of the founders of the College Community Arts Council (CCAC), which was established in academic year 1970–71 and has served on the board during its 40-year history. The CCAC has been responsible for bringing performing artists, speakers, and poets to the Auglaize/Mercer County area.

After teaching in area schools for several years, Sue was employed by Wright State University and worked in the WOBC library and the University Libraries. While employed at WOBC, she served as advisor to both the Lakers Cheerleading Squad and Sigma Delta Phi Sorority. Sue also served on the Dean’s Advisory Council.

At the St. Marys Community Public Library, she has been the children’s librarian, youth services coordinator, assistant director, and director. Sue was named Woman of the Year in 1989 from the Iota Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for her work in youth services.

Sue is married to Alex who is the director of the Learning Center (Library) at the Wright State University—Lake Campus and they have a son, James. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and crafts.