Elizabeth Conard joined the Valpo Athletics staff as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support and Student Services in August of 2019.
Conard came to Valpo after spending the last seven years at Ohio University. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director for NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success/Director of Life Skills. Conard functioned as the academic coordinator for football and softball, with responsibilities including tracking progress of continuing eligibility, conducting academic meetings with at-risk student-athletes, providing academic advising and registration assistance, implementing and evaluating academic success strategies and plans, and meeting with prospective student-athletes and their families.
In her role as Director of Life Skills at Ohio, Conard coordinated all career development, community service, wellness activities and workshops for student-athletes. She also was the staff advisor for the Bobcats’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Conard started at Ohio University with the NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success office as an Academic Assistant in August 2012 and was hired July 2013 as an Academic Coordinator. She was promoted to Associate Director for NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success/Director of Life Skills in July 2017.
Prior to her time at Ohio, Elizabeth worked as a study hall monitor and freshmen football mentor in the Student-Athlete Services department at Central Michigan University while completing her undergraduate studies. She also has intercollegiate athletics experience in athletic communications, marketing and promotions, and recreational services.
Conard earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in integrative public relations in 2010. She went on to receive a master’s in sports administration from Georgia State University in 2012.