Susan Hoffpauir is professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Previously, she served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and academic policy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Hoffpauir earned a Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University, and an M.A. in developmental psychology and Ph.D. in social work and social science from the University of Michigan. She completed her bachelor’s in social welfare at the University of Arkansas. She also completed a professional development program at the Harvard Institute of Management and Leadership Education.
At UALR, Hoffpauir led the institution’s regional accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, which resulted in reaccreditation of the institution for the maximum 10-year period. She also designed and established the Bachelor of Social Work program, which earned full accreditation in 2005.
She has served as both president and vice president of the board of directors of the Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She was co-principal investigator on a $175,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Health to create a mental health crisis response training curriculum and protocol that were used to train over 250 mental health professionals who delivered care to over 750 Hurricane Katrina survivors displaced in Arkansas in 2005.