Kimberly Mickey
Director of Student Services 509-368-6694 PBS 130N Spokane


  • BA Human Development, Washington State University
  • MPA, Eastern Washington University

About Me

Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, I am a third generation Coug—my grandmother and mom both went to and graduated from WSU as well. After a short stint as a social worker at a non-profit in town, I started at WSU as an admissions counselor working with high school and transfer students. I found I really enjoyed advising students and providing assistance as they navigated the admissions process in higher education. I also, thoroughly enjoyed working for my alma mater and seeing the same passion for the Cougs in the next generation! After six years, I moved on to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) as the academic coordinator. It didn’t take long for me to find that I really enjoyed working with pharmacy students and faculty. After about three years with CPPS, I took a job as the Campus Registrar for WSU Spokane. After nearly three years as registrar, I returned to CPPS as the director of student services. What brought me back to CPPS you may ask? The students; 100% the students!

In my spare time I like to…

I enjoy gardening, cooking (trying anything out on the smoker), sewing, watching my son play soccer, camping and Cougar football in the spring!

Why WSU?

When I first started as an admissions counselor, it was the best of both worlds for me. I still got to work with high school students and young adults and was able to represent an institution that meant a lot to me and my family. From the time I could walk, I was going to WSU football games and rooting for the Cougs. It was only natural to instantly fall in love with the job that allowed me to work for my alma mater. Little did I know this job would be a career change. I never imagined I would end up working in higher education, let alone at WSU. I’ve been intentional in my positions at WSU, strategically positioning myself to learn more about the interworking’s of higher education and challenging myself to do better for the students we serve.

My Favorite Quote

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein