Kilcoyne said one of her goals is “to develop a niche for the School of Business by creating a Global Entrepreneurship Center to separate ourselves from the rest of the schools and colleges of business.” She also hopes to increase the number of students in the School of Business by partnering with business and industry to determine what type of student is needed by the Louisiana workforce and the regional workforce.
Kilcoyne has been at Northwestern for 25 years as a faculty member and administrator.
Since July 2010, she has been coordinator of assessment and academic services and a full professor in the College of Science, Technology and Business. Kilcoyne assisted with the development and collection of required assessment items, assisted the director of the School of Business with accrediting agency requirements, managed Russell Hall and assisted with business outreach initiatives.
From 2005 until 2010, Kilcoyne was director of business programs and an assistant professor, directing and coordinating five degree programs.
Kilcoyne joined Northwestern State's faculty in 1986 as an adjunct instructor and was named an instructor in 1989. She was named coordinator of the Office of Cooperative Education in 1989, securing a five-year $409,249 grant for the cooperative education program. In 1998, she was promoted to an assistant professor and director of the Office of Cooperative Education.
Kilcoyne has received a number of honors for her research and teaching from her peers. In 2011, Kilcoyne received the ABIS Distinguished Paper Award and in 2010, she received the ABC-Southwest Outstanding Researcher Award. In 2009, she received the NSU Alumni Association's Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Business. She received the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from Delta Pi Epsilon in 2005.