WSU Spokane Names New Staff for Student Recruitment and Retention

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University Spokane strengthened its focus on student recruitment and retention by adding two academic coordinators and an additional position in Student Services. The positions will aid students in their decision to attend WSU Spokane in a program right for them, as well as provide student support services once the students are enrolled.

Jaime Rice is the academic coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Design Institute graduate programs in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. She will provide direct support and administration for the institute’s graduate programs, including recruiting, admissions and retention.

Rice comes to WSU Spokane from the WSU Intercollegiate Athletics department in Pullman, where she was the academic counselor the past three years. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, magna cum laude, from WSU in 1998.

Kiley Schenk joins WSU Spokane’s Health Policy and Administration Program as academic coordinator. She will recruit, retain and provide support for HPA students and work with the American College of Healthcare Executives student chapter based at WSU Spokane.

Schenk worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for five years before coming to WSU Spokane. Her duties included service as the Regional Drug/Alcohol Testing Program coordinator for what became the best regional testing program in the state.

Schenk received her master’s of business administration from Gonzaga University in 2001 and her bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Eastern Washington University in 1997. Schenk also has served as an administrative volunteer with Northside Internal Medicine.

Anna Ragaza-Bourassa joined the WSU Spokane Student Services team as an admissions counselor. She recruits students for all WSU campuses; for the Spokane campus, her work focuses on graduate students as well as transfer students from community colleges and other universities planning to complete their degrees in Spokane in interior design, computer engineering or real estate.

Ragaza-Bourassa was previously employed with the WSDOT as a transportation technician. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from WSU in 1999. Ragaza-Bourassa was involved the with Admissions, Orientation and Residence Life programs while studying at WSU.