Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University


Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Development & Alumni Relations Staff - Kathryn Costello





Kathryn Costello

Kathryn Costello

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations; President/CEO, WKU Foundation

Office:  WAB 109
Phone:  (270) 745-6208


Ms. Kathryn Costello joined WKU in January 2011 as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations and President/CEO of the WKU Foundation.  Costello has more than 30 years of experience in development, strategic planning and management.  She previously served as Vice President for Development at the University at Buffalo since 2006.   Her professional accomplishments include planning and implementing capital campaigns totaling more than $1 billion.  Costello has been vice president at Southern Methodist University, the University of Maryland, Rice University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Georgia. She also served as Associate Vice President at Vanderbilt University, and she was a partner of Alexander Haas Martin and Partners in Atlanta, where she provided clients a wide range of services, including strategic planning, board and leadership development and philanthropy. A native of Georgia, Costello received bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky. She is a trustee of the International Board of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has served as a board member on nonprofit organizations in several cities.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/25/14