Suzanne Campbell Chisholm
Corps Grad ’04
Suzanne grew up in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She was a Citadel Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Citadel in 2004, where she founded and captained the women's golf team. She was also human affairs corporal and human affairs sergeant for Charlie Company. Following graduation, she received her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in 2007 as a member of the inaugural class. She is currently a partner at Campbell Law Firm where she practices bankruptcy law. Suzanne assists her clients with settlement arrangements with their creditors, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. She is also general counsel for the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee.
Among her many accomplishments, she was named into The Citadel’s Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, Who’s Who Among Citadel Students, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, and the National Golf Association Division I All-Scholar Team. During her time at The Citadel, she also won the City of Charleston women’s amateur golf tournament and won two Snee Farm Women's Club championships. She recently earned selection to the 25th anniversary golf team, honoring those who played a significant role in development of women's athletics in the Southern Conference in the past 25 years.
She is an active member at Christ Our King Church, and is married to Ash D. Chisholm, who is an attorney with the Office of the Public Defender for the First Judicial Circuit. They reside in Mount Pleasant and have three children: Clayton (5), Lilly (3) and Vivian(1).
What is your favorite memory from The Citadel?
My dad (Citadel Class of 1970) and I are very close. Even though I was local, he would write me letters of encouragement every day. He came to every single golf tournament. He was my greatest cheerleader and supporter throughout my time at the Citadel. I will never forget the look of pride on his face when I walked across the stage and he handed me my diploma. Even though we were surrounded by thousands of people, it felt like it was just the two of us in the room. It is by far my favorite memory.
What about your time at The Citadel had the most positive impact on your career or life?
I am thankful not only for the quality of the education I received, but also for the ethical code ingrained in me as a cadet. I deal with my clients and colleagues with the same honesty, integrity and dedication that was expected of us at The Citadel. Further, my experience at The Citadel taught me discipline, balance, determination, resilience, and how to stay calm under pressure, which are all especially valuable in the legal profession.
In her spare time, Suzanne is a volunteer for the Florence Crittenden Home and the United States Bankruptcy Court South Carolina Division Ask-A-Lawyer Program. She has also been a speaker/ presenter for the Citadel Senior Law Leadership Integration Seminars, the Charleston School of Law Bankruptcy law classes and the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association 25th Annual Seminar.
Chisolm was also featured in the 2014 edition of Women's History Month.