Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Carlson School of Management, September 30, 2010
Susan Sands received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota in 1969. She is the owner of S&B Properties, a successful real estate business that has been an asset to the community. She is a seasoned real estate developer and a community activist. She has been particularly helpful to many nonprofit organizations to find solutions that allow them to effectively fulfill their missions. She is very active and involved in many boards including the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (vice chair and chair elect), the Jeremiah Program, Western Bank and the F.R. Bigelow Foundation. She is among a dedicated group of community leaders who actively worked to develop a St. Paul campus for the Jeremiah Program, which is a successful Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that helps single mothers with young children transform their lives. She helped to found the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization of Women in Business. She is also a member of the Community Advisory Network for the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is described as having "passion for service and justice, leadership, strategic analysis, and having integrity" in all that she does.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.