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Megan Franklin
Position: Associate Athletic Director/SWA
Phone: (515) 271-2809
Email: megan.franklin@drake.edu

Megan Franklin
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Megan Franklin was hired as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator at Drake in June 2012.

In her position Franklin provides leadership to the internal operations of the department. Specifically, her role directly influences the culture of the department and the student-athlete experience. She oversees the compliance and academic services departments, as well as the athletic training room, strength and conditioning room and the majority of sport programs.

Franklin came to Drake from Virginia Tech, where she spent four years as director of student life for the Hokies' athletic department from 2003-07, which included implementation of the NCAA/CHAMPS Life Skills Program and the planning and implementation of career development programs and workshops for Virginia Tech athletes. Under her direction, the program was honored with the Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association 2006 Program of Excellence Award.

Prior to that role, Franklin spent two years as an assistant academic counselor at her alma mater, the University of Nebraska. She earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in 1998 and her master's degree in educational administration from the institution in 2001. In 2014, Franklin earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.

In addition to her experience in athletic administration, Franklin served for two years as the assessment coordinator for the Virginia Tech Office of Assessment and Evaluation, following three years as assistant director of the school's Office of Recovery and Support.

Megan is married to Thenus Franklin and has two step-daughters, Jada and Jasmyn. In November 2013, the family welcomed William Allan.