Appalachian alumna is Honolulu’s first female police chief

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 ’79, Appalachian alumna and the first female chief of police of both Honolulu and the state of Hawaii. Photo submitted
Published: Dec 7, 2018 9:22am