Washington State University’s Office of Admissions is excited to introduce our new Associate Director of Recruitment, AJ Valoff. AJ comes to WSU after spending the previous four years at the University of Idaho, where he served as the Associate Director of Admissions. In his new role based in Pullman, AJ will oversee the recruitment staff as well as transfer recruitment.

Growing up in Lake Stevens, AJ came to the Palouse via the University of Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Science. After graduation, AJ accepted a position as an assistant volleyball coach in New Mexico, where he served as the recruiting coordinator and academic advisor, amongst other duties. AJ then made the move to the corporate world and went on to work for Nike. After being in a corporate environment for a few years, AJ made the choice to follow his calling and return to a career in higher education.

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AJ’s passion for education comes from his own, personal story and experience. As a high school student, education wasn’t always a priority. After taking time off between high school and attending college, AJ learned a lot about the value of higher education and the doors that it opens, both professionally and personally. “A college education and experience is something that will stick with you no matter what you do or where you go in life. WSU provides a great environment for students to gain a world-class education, while also providing them with countless opportunities and activities to grow and thrive as individuals. The opportunities provided for students here are unlike any other college or university I have seen,” says AJ.

AJ is excited to join WSU and work with a great team of admissions professionals who are committed to help students achieve their goal of obtaining a college education. You can reach AJ via email at aj.valoff@wsu.edu or by phone at 425-299-7276.

WSU admission counselors are available to attend college fairs, scholarship nights, personal statement/essay workshops, admissions presentations, personal visits to high schools, and more. To find which WSU representative serves your school, please visit the “Find Your Admission Counselor” website.