Susan joined Kansas State University in March 2018 and serves as the Senior Executive Administrator to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of K-State Research and Extension. Prior to joining K-State, Susan served as Deputy Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture where she led the agency's policy efforts related to water and natural resources and oversaw the agency’s legal and human resources departments. Prior to joining KDA, she served as the Chief of Planning and Policy for the Kansas Water Office for eleven years. She also serves as the team leader for the development of the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas. Before moving to Kansas in 2003, Mrs. Metzger served as the manager of the environmental section of a land development and engineering firm in Chantilly, Virginia. Mrs. Metzger has a B.S. in Biological Sciences/Botany from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership Communication from Kansas State University.