Carol Cochran, M.A.
Director, Alfie Scholars at Seattle University
Carol Cochran has worked in higher education for more than 25 years. She began her career as an admission counselor at Pacific Lutheran University, where she helped develop the Honors Program. Three years later, she joined the staff of Seattle University School of Law as the Assistant Director of Admission. She became the Director of Admission in 1999 and was appointed Assistant Dean in 2005. Committed to issues of diversity in higher education during her career, Ms. Cochran was an advisor to the Black Law Student Association at the law school and served as a member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Minority Affairs Committee and its Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Planning Work Group. In addition, she has been active in the broader community, serving on the Board of Tacoma and Seattle Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) and the Board of the Future of the Law Institute. She also volunteers with 501 Commons. Ms. Cochran has presented nationally at numerous information panels at the Admissions Forums, LSAC Annual Meetings and Educational Conferences, Western Regional Black Law Association Conferences, and the Pacific Coast Association of Prelaw Advisors Conferences. She earned her M.A. in non-profit leadership at Seattle University in 2004. During her time at the Law School, she received the Outstanding Staff Member Award, the Student Bar Association Outstanding Administrator Award, and the Dean’s Medal.