Florida State University Student Athlete Academic Services Staff

Dr. Kacy King

Associate Athletic Director

Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education with a cognate in Educational Psychology, Michigan State University
M.A. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education , Michigan State University
B.A. in Business Management, Wittenberg University

Kacy King joined the FSU staff in August of 2011 as Director of Educational Services at Florida State University for Student Athlete Academic Services. She was named Assistant Athletic Director/Associate Director Student-Athlete Academic Services in May of 2013. In October of 2015 she was promoted to Senior Associate Director of Student Athlete Academic Services. She was promoted to Associate Athletic Director in September of 2016.

King served as Academic Coordinator for the football and volleyball programs at Duke University (2007-2011). She also developed a mentor program for student-athletes to help with the transition from high school to college. Additionally she coordinated the educational testing for student-athletes.

Prior to arriving at Duke, King worked as an Academic Coordinator, Assistant for Life Skills, and Lead Academic Mentor at Michigan State University (2002-2007). During her time in Michigan, she taught a College Success Seminar at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan, in the Department of Foundation Studies. She also taught student leadership training at Michigan State.

A native of Bexley, Ohio, King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in 2001. She was a member of the field hockey program and earned Academic All-America honors. In 2004 she earned a master's degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State. She continued her education at Michigan State, earning her Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education with a cognate in Educational Psychology in 2008.

Kacy is married to Andrew King. They have two daughters - Ellery and Fiona.


N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter – “The Struggle is Real: Defining your Own Balance” (2017)
FSU Teaching & Advising Awards Committee (2017-2020)
FSU Advanced Leadership Development Program (2016-2017)
FSU University Undergraduate Advising Award (2014)
FSU Advising First Level 3 Training Session “Student-Athlete support programs: Needs and expectations of athletes” (2016; 2017)
N4A Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Group (2015-Present)
N4A National Historian, Board of Directors (2016-Present)
N4A Region II Secretary (2014-2017)
N4A Convention Presentation "Mental health support & academics: The partnerships." (2015)  
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter "Bringing home the bacon and frying it: Balancing kids and career" (2015)  
N4A Individual Academic Advising Credential (2012)  
N4A Committee Member Model Practices (2012- present) (Chair 2014-05)
N4A Convention Presentation “The struggle is real: Defining your own balance” (2017)
N4A Regional Convention Presentation “Keeping it together: Creating unity during times of team transition” (2016)
Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) Convention Presentation "Yes you can! Balancing act of the modern woman" (2015)
Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) Institute for Administrative Advancement (2014) 
MSU Study Abroad Scholarship Essay Reviewer (2006 – Present)