Mandie McConkey joined Academic Services for Student-Athletes Department in 1995 and became the Interim Coordinator in 1999 before becoming the permanent Coordinator in 2000. She is currently the Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes. Since then the department has expanded from two full-time staff members to five full-time staff members and one part-time staff member.
The student-assistant staff has also grown from five to 32 and the academic support programs now include mentoring, tutoring, lap top computers, computer lab, and various classroom-related equipment in addition to advisement and eligibility which were the only two programs that existed prior to 2000.
McConkey works with several Matador programs, including men's and women's indoor/outdoor track and cross country, men's volleyball, and softball.
McConkey received both her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from CSUN as well as her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling with an emphasis in College and Career Counseling.