Staff Profile

Kathleen Cochran

Kathleen Cochran

Executive Assistant

Phone: 206-281-2992
Office: McKenna Hall 227

Education: BA, University of Washington, 1987;
JD, Seattle University, 1990. At SPU since 2018.

Kathleen, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, came to Seattle for her undergraduate studies. With the exception of a one-year hiatus, she has remained in Seattle, somehow learning how to tolerate the rain, gray skies, and cooler weather. However, she is known to go back to Phoenix to see the sun, but that’s usually in the dark, dreary months of January and February.

Kathleen is the executive assistant to the dean and works as the office manager for SBGE, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the school. She also acts as the events coordinator for the dean and the school. Before joining the SBGE team, Kathleen worked for a Seattle-based private philanthropy focused on improving and ultimately eliminating the need for foster care in the United States. Prior to that, she practiced law with several law firms in downtown Seattle. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys running, traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles with her husband, Andy, and eating out at all the wonderful restaurants Seattle has to offer.

Why I Work at SPU

Kathleen Cochran, Executive Assistant

I joined the SPU family because I enjoy being in an academic environment, where I can continue to learn and be challenged each day. I also like to help people, whether it be to answer a question from a student or plan an event for SBGE. I am also blessed that I can walk to work! I have the privilege of supporting great faculty and staff, and the awesome opportunity to meet and engage with students on a regular basis. Their intellectual curiosity and passion are what inspire me.