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Susan Grinton Orr, American dean. Recipient Excellence in Education award Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, 1990, Annual International Management Practice award Learning Resources Network, 1995.


Orr, Susan Grinton was born on October 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William and Ann (Ahern) Grinton.


Bachelor in French, University Illinois, 1965. Master of Arts in Environmental Management, University Texas, San Antonio, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1981.

Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1993.


Graduate research assistant Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1981. Part time instructor continuing education North Harris County College, Houston, 1981-1983. Senior research fellow Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 1983-1984.

Director Woodlands Center for Growth Studies, 1984. Program coordinator adult education North Harris College, 1984-1992. Dean community education Tomball (Texas) College, since 1992.

Consultant Texas Literacy Council Partnership Grant, 1991. Member adult secondary education task force Texas Education Agency, 1991, member statewide advisory committee for Project FORWARD, 1990-1991, statewide advisory committee for adult education through television technical, 1990-1991. Chair community education Dean's Council N. Harris Montgomery Community College District, since 1995, co-chair continuing education unit taskforce, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active Klein Oak Strutters Drill Team Booster Club, 1991-1992. Stroke and turn judge Northwest Aquatic League, 1981-1986. Board directors Northampton Club, 1982-1983, member long range planning committee, 1983.

Member leaders for change National Institute for Leadership Development, Phoenix, 1995. Member American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, American Association Women in Community and Junior Colleges, Association for Computer Educators in Texas, LERN, National Council Instructional Administrators, Texas Administrators Continuing Education for Community Junior Colleges, Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Lawrence E. Orr, III, September 16, 1967 (divorced 1988). Children: Karen, Jennifer.

William Grinton

Ann (Ahern) Grinton

Lawrence E. Orr

Karen Orr

Jennifer Orr