The NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award. The deadline to nominate is Wednesday, November 15.

This is the first time since the award’s inception in 2013 that nominations are being solicited from the entire NIRSA membership. The award will be presented at the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo.

About the NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award

The NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the mission of the NIRSA Foundation through exceptional contributions of time, talent, and treasure. The award recognizes the value of volunteer service within NIRSA and distinguishes those who have provided leadership to the Association through active participation in fulfilling the NIRSA Foundation’s important work of providing support and meaningful opportunities for leaders in collegiate recreation.

The NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award was first presented at the 2013 NIRSA Annual Conference to Darcy and Bob Bingham. Other recipients include Tom Dison (2014), Dave Koch (2015), Will Holsberry (2016), and Stan Campbell (2017).

The NIRSA Foundation annually reinvests more than $100,000 into the NIRSA family in the form of scholarships, research grants, officials’ development, travel stipends, and more, thanks to the efforts of many individuals.

Nominate a leader by November 15

Recognize the dedication of your NIRSA family, colleagues, and mentors by submitting a nomination for the NIRSA Foundation Leadership Award! Completing the nomination form requires responses to only seven questions, along with contact information—it can be completed during a lunch break.

If you’ve ever been the beneficiary of NIRSA Foundation support, please pay it forward by nominating that NIRSA member you know who is a strong champion for the future generation of campus recreation and wellness professionals through their support for the NIRSA Foundation.

Greg Jordan, CRSS is currently Director of Recreation and Well-being at Oakland University. He is a NIRSA Past President, recipient of the NIRSA Honor Award (2017), and is the current chair of the NIRSA Honor Award Committee. Greg can be reached at