Phelan came to Franklin & Marshall in August of 1994 as an Admission receptionist, and quickly became the Director's Assistant in Admissions. In that capacity, she served as the Coordinator of Program Planning and on the Budget Priorities Committee.
In 1998, Phelan became the Office Coordinator in Athletics, setting up the budget structure and overseeing the restructuring of the office. Then, in November of 1999, she was named the Director of Athletic Facilities & Events where she oversaw the daily operations of department’s facilities, including program scheduling, staffing, and logistical support required in areas of equipment and facilities operations.
In 2005 she became the Assistant to Athletic Director, Coordinator of Internships and Summer Camps. Phelan served as the Coordinator of TeamWork, the Department’s annual community service project, which cleans up the surrounding neighborhood.
Phelan played two years of volleyball at Salisbury University. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. Psychology in 2001. She currently resides in Lancaster with her husband, Rick. They have three grown sons, Christopher, Matthew and Adam.