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Now enjoying his retirement, David Sundbeg left campus with a lot of fond memories of students and co-workers and some outstanding accomplishments. In fact, he and his wife, Sue, who is also a CMSU professor, share something that possibly no other Missouri couple has attained in higher education. Both are recipients of the Missouri Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
A professor emeritus of educational leadership and human development, David Sundberg devoted 14 years to the university. He came here after an education career that included positions such as assistant to the dean of students, associate director of student life and acting chair of the counseling staff at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also worked as an American Psychological Association doctoral intern at the University of Missouri and was director of counseling and psychological services and director of institutional testing at Northwest Missouri State University.
While at Central Missouri, Sundberg worked extensively with the vice president for Student Affairs to builds an excellent program that turns out “first-class” professionals in College Student Personnel Administration.
In addition to his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, he attained a master’s degree in education from MU, a bachelor’s degree in German language and literature from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an associate degree in animal husbandry from Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute in New York.