Susan Baley was happy to return to Oklahoma in November 2018 after spending several years in Terre Haute, Indiana as the Executive Director of the Swope Art Museum. Previously, Baley served as the Director of Education at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and taught art history, museum studies, and art appreciation at the high school and college level. She has held leadership roles in professional museum organizations at the state and regional levels, and completed the Oklahoma Arts Council’s statewide Leadership Arts program in 2011. Baley received her BFA in art history with a concentration in Classical studies from Wichita State University, and her MA in art history with a concentration in contemporary art from the University of Oklahoma. In 2018, she completed a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the University of Indiana’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. As the daughter of a woodworker, Baley grew up appreciating fine craft. She has been working passionately in the arts for more than two decades and continues to believe in the power of art to change lives.