By Erin O’Sullivan | July 14, 2014
Learn more about the Professional Registry and the people who make it so great
Wendy Windsor, Associate Director of Programs and Outreach at Louisiana State University, has followed a career path dedicated to student service and developing young adults beyond the classroom walls. A key part of what drew her to a career in campus recreation, working with college students, also continually inspires her dedication to this field. “Honestly,” she says, “their eagerness to learn, their development as young adults, and their desire to succeed fuels my passion. Working in such an environment keeps you young—what else can you ask for!” “Students’ eagerness to learn, their development as young adults, and their desire to succeed fuels my passion.”
However, it’s her passion for her own continued professional development and upward career mobility that has led her to join the Professional Registry. Her first professional position as the Greek Life Coordinator at Brenau University sparked a passion for recreation that would lead her to implement Brenau’s first-ever intramural Greek program. As her career progressed—from Associate Director of Recreation Sports at Texas A&M University-Kingsville to Associate Director of Intramurals, Sport Clubs & Wellness at Middle Tennessee State University to her current position at LSU—Wendy’s effective use of resources, insightful planning and programming, and prioritizing continually earned her the successful professional growth she strove for.
Yet, she says, “I quickly learned when I started applying for mid-management positions that being a member of the Registry was becoming a preferred qualification and something employers deemed as a valuable asset…I think