Ms. Conner began her Kirkwood career in 2009 as an office coordinator for Skills to Employment's Iowa City location. Ms. Conner moved to Kirkwood's main campus in 2010 as the department assistant for Learning Services. It was within this role that Ms. Conner gained considerable experience working directly with students, as a major focus of that position was helping students with learning disabilities gain access to the assistance they needed in order to be successful in a college environment. Ms. Conner transitioned to department assistant for Hospitality Arts in 2014. In addition to her administrative experience, Ms. Conner also brings front-of-house food and beverage industry experience to her role within the department.