Division of Enrollment Management's Senior Programs Coordinator Cindy Harkness is a well-known face around the IUPUI campus, recognizable to students, faculty and staff by her warm, outgoing personality and her ever-present smile. An enthusiastic and proud ambassador for the university and its students, as well as the city of Indianapolis, Harkness exemplifies IUPUI's welcoming spirit.
A native of Lafayette, Indiana, she attended DePauw University before graduating from Purdue University with a degree in communications science. Harkness — also known around town as "Indy Cindy" — began her IUPUI career 17 years ago as the part-time services coordinator at the IUPUI Glendale Center.
"After the interview, I met a wonderful lady outside of the IUPUI Glendale Center. We chatted about children, dogs, and life in general. Little did I know then that my nice, new friend was Amy Conrad Warner, who at that time was the Director of the IUPUI Community Learning Network. I have truly gotten to know and work with some of the best people at IUPUI," Harkness said.
"Cindy radiates the characteristics of a welcoming campus, and she works tirelessly to create an environment where our students are successful and confident personally, academically, and professionally," said Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement Amy Conrad Warner.