Meet the team

WSU Vancouver Office of Admissions

These admissions counselors specialize in working with first-year and transfer college students and are passionate about their work. They wake up every morning thinking of ways they can help you achieve your goals through becoming a VanCoug.


Kim Hiatt

Kim Hiatt

Lead Admissions Counselor

Email: hiattk@wsu.edu
Call or text: 360-342-9017

You can try to play “Stump the Admissions Counselor” with Kim, but you are sure to lose! With more than 20 years of admissions experience at WSU Vancouver, you’ll find it hard to ask a question she can’t answer. She works with transfer and graduate students.


Erin Jensen

Erin Jensen

Campus Director of Admissions

Email: erin.jensen@wsu.edu
Call or text: 360-369-3347

A true Pacific Northwesterner at heart, Erin has lived and worked in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. She was once an out-of-state college student herself and has more than a decade of experience helping students navigate the world of higher education. She can walk you through the application and enrollment process one step at a time. She works with first-year and post-baccalaureate students.


Brian Van Gundy

Brian Van Gundy

Admissions Counselor

Email: brian.vangundy@wsu.edu
Call or text: 360-727-0527

Thinking about transferring to WSU Vancouver? Brian was a transfer student himself and can answer your questions about credit equivalencies and your smoothest, most fulfilling path to earning your bachelor’s degree. He specializes in helping transfer and Running Start students from Clark College.


Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors are a group of outstanding students selected to represent WSU Vancouver to prospective students, their families and our community. Schedule a campus tour today!

Marcus Connor

Marcus Connor

Student Ambassador

Hi, everyone! My name is Marcus Connor, and I am a senior majoring in environmental science with a minor in political science. I came to WSU Vancouver directly from a small high school on the Washington coast. My high school graduating class had 62 students, and everybody knew everybody. Students had individuality. I did not want to go to college and be a face in the crowd or a number in the lecture hall. At WSU Vancouver I got exactly what I was looking for. This institution provides so many opportunities for voices to be heard and students to get involved. Students are encouraged to influence change and create a better environment for everyone. It is nice to be in a university that listens and cares. WSU Vancouver is the healthiest atmosphere I have been in, and I am proud to be a VanCoug!


Molly Kidd

Molly Kidd

Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Molly Kidd, and I am a senior with plans to graduate next summer with a B.A. in anthropology and a minor in psychology. I hope one day to become a researcher and a professor. I have been working as a Certified Nurse Assistant for the past five years. I transferred to WSU Vancouver from Clark College during a rough transitional period of my life, and I was pleased to find out how friendly and patient the faculty are. I received so much support from WSU Vancouver, not just with schooling but through finances as well, which helped greatly in helping me get back on my feet. Staying positive, finding what you are genuinely passionate about and having resources available to accomplish all of that is truly empowering, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for all of us!


Annika Larman

Annika Larman

Student Ambassador

Hey folks! My name is Annika Larman, and I am a full-time senior at WSU Vancouver. I am majoring in psychology with the hope of using my degree to work with underserved communities by opening my own practice. I started my college education when I was 16 through the Running Start program at Clark College. I received my general associates degree in 2020 and transferred to WSU Vancouver to earn a B.S. degree in psychology. WSU Vancouver caught my eye during my search for a college education for many reasons: This amazing school has so much to offer, including a beautiful campus, a diverse student body, knowledgeable faculty, and a safe, high-quality, adaptive and personalized education. As excited as I am about being a senior and moving on to graduate school in the fall, I am beyond thankful for my time at this amazing university. I can't wait to spend my last year as a student ambassador, and I am thrilled to see everyone on campus! Go Cougs!


Alyn Rivera

Alyn Rivera

Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Alyn Rivera. I am a junior majoring in human development, minoring in Spanish, and also pursuing a certificate in human services case management and administration. I remember visiting college campuses during my time in high school and not really feeling connected or at home. When I first walked into WSU Vancouver, I instantly felt at home. I soon learned that WSU Vancouver has a perfect blend of small class sizes, diversity and big school resources, and students are heard, valued and appreciated. That was something I was looking for in my college journey.

I started my freshman year at WSU Vancouver and truly appreciate the small class sizes and the proximity to home. I feel truly valued and appreciated as a student and appreciate all the unique opportunities that WSU Vancouver has to offer. There is always something for you!

I am also involved on campus not only as a student ambassador but also as a peer mentor at Engaged Learning and Career Action Center for Students and a member of the Judicial Board with ASWSUV, our student government.

I am grateful for these unique experiences and opportunities at WSU Vancouver. I suggest that you also take advantage of the unique opportunities, and I hope to meet you all during your VanCoug journey!

Go Cougs! / Vamos Cougs!


Madiera Vath

Madiera Vath

Student Ambassador

Hi there, everyone! My name is Madiera Vath, and I’m currently a fourth-year student with a major in digital technology and culture and a minor in fine arts. Raised locally in the Portland area, I chose WSU Vancouver so I could get a strong college education at a nearby campus with a lot of diversity, despite being a smaller campus. I am involved on campus not only through being an ambassador but also as a KOUG Radio DJ and a member of ArtX, our art club on campus. I am a born creative, and I feel I can strongly express my individuality here—which was a major appeal when I chose which school to attend. I love meeting new people, so if you see me on campus, say hi! Go Cougs!


Collin Wall

Collin Wall

Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Collin Wall, and I am a junior majoring in earth and environmental science. I came to WSU Vancouver directly from Battle Ground High School. At Battle Ground there were more than 2,200 students in a relatively small campus, and for the most part, you were just a face in a classroom. Being able to attend smaller classes was one of the main reasons I chose to come to WSU Vancouver, as having access to professors for my classes is a must for me. I encourage students to take advantage of the resources made available to them, as the faculty and community here are built with student success at the foundation. Go Cougs!


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