Distinguished Alumni Awards
John R. Endwright Alumni Service Award
Suzanne Crouch - 2008
Since 2000, Suzanne Crouch has been the Director of the Coordinated School Health Program and the Acting Health Education/Physical Education Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education. In her role, she serves as an advocate for children’s health and programs that promote healthy students. She is the primary state government consultant and public matter expert for physical education and health education for all citizens, teachers and educational administrators of Indiana. She is responsible for monitoring legislative action and provides recommendations to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Legislative Liaison about the bills that refer to physical education and health. She is also responsible for developing the state’s physical education and health education standards as well as supporting documentation. A regular speaker at workshops, meetings, conventions and training sessions, Dr. Crouch helps to develop and organize professional development opportunities for Indiana health education and physical education teachers. Besides her most recent leadership role in state government, her professional career has been quite varied. She has held roles in private business, not-for-profit management, public school teaching and administration, university instruction, and work with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Dr. Crouch earned three degrees from Indiana University; a B.S. in physical education; an M.S. in physical education and coaching; and a P.E. Directorate in athletic administration.