Hello and Welcome!
My name is Kate Hillenbrand and I am the Director of Admissions here at Alaska Pacific University. I joined APU in the summer of 2014 and am inspired by the way in which the APU community continually demonstrates its commitment to students and delivering a student-centered education.
Originally from Massachusetts, in 2003 I graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst and with a B.A. in Spanish. Just two years later, in 2005, I set out on the adventure of a lifetime and have called Alaska home ever since. After arriving in Alaska in 2005, I continued working in admissions/enrollment management, and along the way, I earned my Master of Public Administration in 2015.
Having spent the majority of the last 15 years in higher education, I can personally and professionally attest to the transformational power of higher education. Working at APU has further cemented my belief that education changes lives, and I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be part of this community.
At APU, we meet students where they are. We learn about their goals and what inspires them to start or return to school. And then work with each student to prepare and guide them down their path to future success and achievements.
As you spend time learning about APU, please fell free to contact us with any questions you may have!