Mary Ritter Heitkemper

Mary Heitkemper

Mary Ritter Heitkemper, Ph.D., Career Center Director


Gonzaga University, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, 1998

Gonzaga University, Master of Arts in Administration & Curriculum, 1990

Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1988

Contact info: or (509) 313-4231


  • Leads the Career Center by developing goals, policies, and strategies
  • Teaches workshops and seminars on relevant career development topics throughout the school year
  • Builds strong connections between employers and the university community
  • Partners with other universities to collaborate and provide increasingly excellent services
  • Provides career development services including résumé and cover letter construction
My definition of success:  "Success is moving forward toward your goal and finding happiness. Spending meaningful time with family and friends. When we use our gifts and talents to serve others, we have achieved success!"