Ms. Conklin came to IPFW in 1986 as an associate director of cooperative education. Later she became the director of undergraduate student affairs for the School of Business and Management Sciences. In 1993 she became the director of credit programs for the Division of Continuing Education. On June 1, 1997 she was appointed interim executive director of Continuing Studies, succeeding Wade Fredrick who retired in 1997. Later she became the director of credit programs for Continuing Studies. Ms. Conklin received degrees from Ohio University (B.S., 1970) and Indiana University (M.S.Ed., 1990).