Laurie Sutch


Laurie Sutch is a librarian and currently the Executive Director of the Talent Gateway at the University of Michigan Dearborn. The Talent Gateway is an initiative unique to the UM-Dearborn that empowers students to leverage their personal, professional and academic experiences to develop competencies that employers seek, such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation through a "gameful learning" platform.

Laurie comes to this position from Bentley University, where she served for two years as the Director of the Library and Academic Technology. During that time, she provided strategic direction regarding the use of technology and research resources for faculty and students. From 1997-2014, she was Director of the Academic Technology Group at the University of Michigan Library. Laurie received her Master of Information and Library Studies as well as B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has presented at a variety of conferences, and has published several articles on technology and campus collaboration as well as developing leadership skills. She participated in the CLIR/EDUCAUSE Leading Change Institute in 2014.

She has been a volunteer with Youth For Understanding (YFU) for 30 years, and has created and implemented many of the sessions used at the orientations that prepare American high schools students for their year or semester abroad. Additionally, she has trained the trainers who lead the sessions for these students for many years.

EDUCAUSE Presentations