Closeup of Anna McLeod.
Washington State University Everett has named Anna McLeod as the associate director for Student Services at the growing, urban campus.

“My main goals are to raise WSU Everett’s 92 percent retention rate and develop programming that will enhance the WSU Everett student experience,” McLeod said. “I will also have a strong focus on career services and job placement for our graduates.”

McLeod’s experience includes nearly six years in higher education. She started as an academic adviser at Eastern Washington University’s Bellevue campus and moved to WSU Everett as an academic coordinator in 2015. During her time at WSU Everett she has focused on career services and student success in data analytics, hospitality business management and integrated strategic communication. For her work, she was recently awarded the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising in a Primary Role from the National Academic Advising Association.

She earned her Master of Education in adult and higher education from Western Washington University, where her studies focused on developing student success programs for transfer student populations. She is currently finishing a professional development certificate from Oregon State University that focuses on e‑learning and instructional design.

“Anna’s contributions have been vital to our students’ success in several of WSU Everett’s growing fleet of programs,” WSU Everett chancellor Paul Pitre said. “Her experience and education are a perfect blend to further the work of developing highly engaging, accessible student programs for our growing student body.”

WSU Everett offers seven transfer-degree programs and is a clinical campus of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.