Susan H. Ehringhaus was cited for having “provided cool judgment, a level head, polished wisdom and undiluted loyalty to two chancellors.” She was praised for her service in developing a University policy for technology transfer and in devising and negotiating support of scientific research between the University and Glaxo, Inc., and for her work with the University’s Endowment Board and the UNC Foundation.
“The University owes its smooth working relationship with the attorney general of North Carolina to her integrity and tact. Her deft chairing of the Parking Appeals Board has produced fair enforcement of the necessary parking regulations without unnecessary clatter, fuss or wounds,” read her citation.
At the time she was recognized with a Massey Award, Ehringhaus had been assistant to the chancellor since 1974. A 1968 honors graduate of the School of Law, she joined the law faculty in 1970.