Auburn Women

Sue Painter ’71

I came to Auburn in the fall of 1967, after winning a spot in the Auburn Marching Band.

We spent hours in the summer heat the week before classes started, learning the first football show. During a rare break I ran up to take care of a dorm sign in requirement, sweaty and in my shorts. Of course, I ran into Dean Catharine Cater and promptly got into trouble for not being in a dress. I’ve laughed about that many times.

Since then I’ve broken many rules and built a business in Executive Coaching for women entrepreneurs with clients all over the world. Handling Dean Cater’s objections that day was a good start in handling all sorts of situations with my clients.

I love Auburn, and thank it for setting me up for life.

Sue Painter '71