NIRSA owes its success to the leadership of dedicated volunteers—to members who generously donate their time and use their experience in the collegiate recreation profession to support NIRSA members and direct NIRSA’s operations and services. Thanks to these dedicated members, NIRSA is able to continue creating and sustaining powerful communities of wellbeing worldwide!
NIRSA membership votes annually via electronic elections to fill positions on the NIRSA Member Network and the NIRSA Board of Directors. NIRSA professionals also vote on proposed amendments to NIRSA’s Bylaws. Elections recently closed, and the Association would like to thank the members who voted—the number of members who voted this year (1,387) was the most ever. From the robust slate of inspiring individuals who stood for office to the dedicated members who took time out of their busy schedules to vote, the strength of our Association depends on your voice—and you’ve made it count.
With widespread approval—93%—NIRSA professional members passed the proposed amendments to the NIRSA Bylaws. You can view a redline version of the changes on the
The Association is also thrilled to welcome our incoming professional and student leaders to positions on the 2017-2018 NIRSA Board of Directors and Member Network beginning on May 1.
NIRSA Board of Directors
Leah Hall Dorothy, PhD, CRSS
Oregon State University
Kristy Caldwell, CRSS
Texas State University
Member Network Professional Positions
Region I Regional Representative
Jessica Ward, RCRSP, CRSS
Region III Regional Representative
Centers LLC at DePaul University
Region V Regional Representative
Christopher Denison, EdD, CRSS
University of Northern Iowa
Member Network Student Positions
NIRSA Student Leader
Corbin Ross, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Region I Regional Student Leader
Gina Palermo, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Region II Regional Student Leader
Katelyn Voorhees, Clemson University
Region III Regional Student Leader
Kenton Elworth, Central Michigan University
Region IV Regional Student Leader
Abby Blumberg, University of Arkansas
Region V Regional Student Leader
Taylor Sidore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Region VI Regional Student Leader
Deja’Nay Gilliam, Washington State University
Please join us in congratulating the elected members!
- For more information, please contact NIRSA Senior Director of Professional Development Mary Callender.