Office of Scholar Development Staff
- Assistant Director
- HCIC 1040
- (270) 745-4191
- Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
- Primary Responsibilities: strategic planning, campus partnerships, outreach and recruitment, Lifetime Experience Grant administration, advising support
Lindsey Houchin leads the Office of Scholar Development, coordinating strategic efforts to more effectively and efficiently help WKU students make more possible. Prior to this role, she worked with students pursuing scholarships for study abroad, as well as nationally competitive pathways to careers in research and the federal government.
Lindsey earned a B.A. in English from WKU before embarking on what she calls a “scenic route” in education. While teaching at a refugee center in South Africa, she studied Education Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at the University of Cape Town as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. After returning to WKU to pursue a M.A. in English, she earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach future teachers of English in Osijek, Croatia. She eventually landed back in Bowling Green as a high school English and journalism teacher at Bowling Green High School.
Her return to WKU in 2019 was with a homecoming slant, as she worked with the Office of Scholar Development to earn her Rotary and Fulbright grants, which supported seminal experiences in her academic and professional careers.
Lindsey is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and a third-generation WKU employee. She actively supports the Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky and the International Center of Kentucky, where she served as a Refugee Youth Mentor. In 2021, she became a Jonesville Academy mentor, and she is a Landmark Association board member. She also mentors student leaders as a member of the Spirit Masters advisory council.