Youngest of the 12 Waugh children, Glenda Waugh Cochran graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Home Economics. Glenda started her career as an Admissions Counselor for OPSU in June of 1984 and worked for the college until April of 1985. She then went to work for Kansas State University Extension Service as an Extension Home Economist in Elkhart, KS and Goodland, KS. Glenda left KSU Extension in 1997 to help her husband with their custom farming business.
Glenda and Mike Cochran were married in 1994. They reside in Goodland, KS and have one child, Hope Emily Cochran, a 7th grader at Grant Jr. High in Goodland. Mike and Glenda own Cochran Farm Supply, an implement dealership they started in 1999.