ACE Leadership Transition: Longtime Director to Retire in June

Kimberly Green will be retiring in June from her longtime position as director, with Lindsey Brown, currently assistant director, assuming the role as ACE director starting June 11th.

“Kimberly and Lindsey have worked closely together in ACE for 10 years and have shared in its innovations, successes, and impact on the university,” said William B. Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. “We look forward to a smooth transition and Lindsey’s leadership for continued support of learning outcomes assessment in WSU’s undergraduate programs.”

Kimberly’s retirement follows 20 years as a WSU Pullman employee. She has been director of ACE since 2011, working previously as a learning designer and assessment specialist in WSU’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. From 2012-15, she also served as WSU’s director of institutional accreditation/accreditation liaison officer. She was named a WSU woman of distinction in 2013.

Lindsey joined ACE in 2014, serving first as a research data analyst and then as an assessment and data specialist. She was promoted to assistant director in 2021. She earned her bachelor of science degree in food science and human nutrition and her master’s in food science, both at WSU Pullman. Before joining ACE, she was a teaching assistant and research associate at WSU. She received the WSU Crimson Spirit Award in March 2022.

ACE plays a key role in helping undergraduate-serving colleges and programs assess student learning to improve degree programs. The office partners with and provides resources for faculty, staff, and leadership on the value and uses of assessment, aiming to help develop sustainable, good-practice approaches that fit our local context. ACE also plays a vital role in helping to maintain WSU’s regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU).

For inquiries about undergraduate program assessment, or if you’d like to meet with us to discuss your program assessment needs, contact ACE at