Katie DeKoster

Director of Family Engagement
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Katie joined the Student Life team in 2014 as administrative assistant, and is currently serving as a coordinator. As administrative assistant, she had the opportunity to serve all of Hope's students who are involved on campus.

Katie looks forward to each changing season in the life of the college, as some months are focused on Hope traditions like Nykerk and the Pull, while others give more attention to Orientation, club sports or student government. With over 80 student-led groups, there are always new events and adventures to support. 


  • Library Science Certificate, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 2011
  • MAT, secondary education, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
  • B.A., language arts composite for elementary education, Hope College, 2006

Professional Experience

Prior to her time at Hope, Katie served as a middle school humanities teacher and library media specialist in Baltimore, Maryland.

Why Do You Love Hope? 

At Hope, you have the freedom to stretch the limits of what you believe you are capable of. Every day here provides an opportunity to challenge yourself, to learn something new, to grapple with provocative ideas or to build a new relationship. Hope is also where you can find some of kindest, most encouraging people in the world. The people are the reason why Hope is a home away from home for so many!

Outside the College

A perfect day for Katie would be spent with her husband Nick ’06 and their two boys, Lincoln and Redford. Depending on the season, the day would be filled with a bike ride to the park, hours at the beach, too many good books and a dinner party to host in the evening. The DeKosters love Sunday mornings at Central Wesleyan church, running in races around Michigan and around the block, and anything involving lightsabers.

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Katie DeKoster

Phone Number616.395.7775

DeWitt Student Cultural Center 2nd Floor 141 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423
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