Appalachian alumna is Honolulu's first female police chief

BOONE, N.C. — In 1982, Susan Ballard ’79 shelled out $89 for a one-way ticket to Honolulu, Hawaii, with no firm career plans or living arrangements. Today, this Appalachian State University alumna has 33 years of service with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and is the city’s — and the state’s — first female police chief.

Susan Ballard
Published: Nov 27, 2018 4:50pm