Suzanne Hevner, adjunct professor of theater, died on January 4, 2019. She had been an adjunct professor since 2015, teaching courses such as Acting for the Camera, Improv, and Public Speaking.
Hevner earned her BFA at Syracuse University in musical theater. Outside of Wagner, Hevner was known for her many roles in television, film, and theater. She was featured in television series such as Law and Order, Orange Is the New Black, Mindhunter, and Master of None. Her acting credits also included Susan Stroman's Broadway revival of The Music Man.
According to theater department chair Felicia Ruff, Hevner contributed greatly to the department and to students. “She moved easily from advanced acting students to non-majors and was a major force in our department and our profession in a quiet, quirky, and fiercely smart way,” Ruff said.