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Susan Weber, Wife Of Former SDSU President, Dies

Susan Keim Weber, wife of the former San Diego State University president, Stephen Weber, is shown in a painting.
Courtesy of Stephen Weber
Susan Keim Weber, wife of the former San Diego State University president, Stephen Weber, is shown in a painting.

Susan Weber, the wife of a former president of San Diego State University, died Monday in Maine after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 73.

Weber founded SDSU Bridges, a group of women dedicated to promoting SDSU in the community, when her husband, Stephen Weber, was president from 1996 until he retired in 2011.

She also served as board chairwoman of the San Diego County YWCA.

Weber studied English, American studies and education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she and her husband met as undergraduates. She also earned a master’s degree from Fairfield University’s School of Corporate and Political Communication in Connecticut.

She and Stephen Weber married in 1965. The couple retired in 2011 to Hancock Point, Maine, which is where she died.

Professionally, she taught school in Colorado and Indiana. She also taught speech communications at St. Cloud University in Michigan and at the State University of New York Oswego, before relocating to San Diego.

In a statement, Stephen Weber described his wife as “gregarious, adventurous, open to people and to the world, patron of the arts, intelligent, generous, wise, strong, and unflappable — all wrapped up in a great sense of humor.”

Besides her husband, Weber is survived by two sons, Rick and Matt.

The family is requesting that gifts be given in Susan’s name to the Bridges Scholarship Fund at SDSU or the Frenchman Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine.

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