Katie Treadwell is an Associate Director in the Office of First-Year Experience, where she directs Orientation programs for freshmen and transfer students. She collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to welcome new Jayhawks and their families to the university. Katie works with new students and families throughout the year to support their college transition and success as a KU student. She works closely with academic advising, retention, and student affairs initiatives on campus.
Prior to joining the Office of First-Year Experience, Katie served as a Residence Hall Director at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also has professional experience in civic engagement and student leadership programs. Katie earned both a B.A. in Journalism and Religion and a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baylor University. She holds an Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College of Columbia University. In her spare time, Katie is training to run the New York City and Boston marathons.
"My first year in college, I joined the university’s student leadership council. I met hundreds of other student leaders, developed relationships with campus administrators, and discovered my strengths though involvement with this group. I was simply looking for my place in a new community, but along the way I discovered lifelong friendships and a career in a field I love."