Annual Institute 2019

Asst. Head of School for Enrollment Management
Hawken School





Kathy Mitchell O'Neal joined the Hawken community in 2018 after serving 13 years as the Director of Enrollment Management at University Prep in Seattle, WA. She has worked in independent schools for more than 20 years and was drawn to Hawken for its innovation in education and commitment to building character and intellect. Kathy is a founder of the Puget Sound Independent Schools admission consortium and Seattle’s annual Independent School Fair for People of Color, now in its 11th year. For seven years Kathy served on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Call to Action, a national think tank and advisory council on diversity in independent schools. Currently she serves on the Educational Records Bureau in New York City. A Seattle native and a proud mother of three children, Ayana (23), Coryn (21) and Elijah (17), Kathy enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking and listening to live music.