Carnegie Mellon University

Sue Connelly-Colizza

Sue Connelly-Colizza

Senior Academic Administrator, Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics

  • Posner 341A
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Location: Posner 341A
To schedule a meeting: Please email Sue at

How long have you been at CMU and how did you get here? 

I've been at CMU since 1995, starting with the HUB and moving to Modern Languages in 2003.

What is something you love about your job and/or what is one of your favorite memories of being an advisor?

The opportunity to meet and work with students from all over the world is invaluable, and the Department of Modern Languages is an especially great place for that.

What is something you love about Dietrich College and/or your department?

Dietrich is great and working in Modern Languages has allowed me to gain knowledge of so many languages that I was never exposed to and advanced knowledge of international opportunities to study abroad.

What was your undergraduate major? How did you end up deciding on it?

My major was Business Administration/Accounting.  I chose it because of family background in business.

What is one of your favorite quotations?

“Some days, even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.” - Calvin & Hobbes