Sue Gott has served as the University of Michigan university planner since September 2002. She is responsible for guiding planning and development of the UM campuses. She oversees planning projects including buildings, parking structures, utilities, roads, open spaces, and plazas. Gott also ensures a coordinated approach to physical planning and design on campus in respect to site planning and design. She serves as an important link with the community to coordinate UM projects with community planning initiatives. Prior to her current position, she was an adjunct professor with U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she instructed graduate studies in the fundamentals of the planning practice. She was also a senior planner at the consulting firm JJR Inc., where she practiced campus planning, transportation and environmental planning and urban design. She is highly regarded for her focus on integrated planning, environmental stewardship, advocacy for public art and efforts to promote historic preservation.