Elizabeth Conklin joined Yale University in the inaugural role of Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Access, and Belonging in September 2020. In this role, Elizabeth provides leadership for Yale’s institutional equity, access, and belonging strategy and initiatives. This includes overseeing the Office of Institutional Equity and Access, Student Accessibility Services, and the Office of LGBTQ Resources. Elizabeth’s work also focuses on ensuring training for university community members on responding to discrimination and harassment and creating a culture of belonging to prevent such behaviors.
Prior to joining Yale, Elizabeth served for nearly nine years as UConn’s Associate Vice President for the Office of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator. Before her time in higher education administration, Elizabeth was an associate attorney with a midsize Hartford law firm practicing labor and employment law.
Elizabeth earned her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, and she is a cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with an independent double major in Political Science and Peace Studies.