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 continues 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. Elections recently closed, and the Association would like to thank the members who voted—32.6%—the highest percentage since 2010 and 2011, when electronic elections first launched. 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.

The Association is also thrilled to welcome our incoming professional and student leaders to positions on the 2018–2019 NIRSA Board of Directors and Member Network beginning on May 1.

NIRSA Board of Directors

President Elect
David Davenport
Austin Peay State University

 At-Large Director
Jocelyn Hill
American University 

Member Network Professional Positions

Region II Regional Representative
Craig Decker, RCRSP
West Virginia University

Region IV Regional Representative
Jerrod Jackson
Texas A&M University-College Station

Region VI Regional Representative
Todd Bauch
Portland State University

Canadian Regional Representative
Jason Wright
University of Victoria

Member Network Student Positions

NIRSA Student Leader
Caroline Ciell
University of Mississippi

Region I Regional Student Leader
Jonathan Sanders
Boston College

Region II Regional Student Leader
Corrine Pruett
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Region III Regional Student Leader
Stephanie Calhoun
Indiana University-Bloomington

Region IV Regional Student Leader
Xiomara (CieCie) Leonard
Texas A&M University- Commerce

Region V Regional Student Leader
DeVanee Lasley
University of Nebraska

Region VI Regional Student Leader
Rachel Horras
Washington State University

Canadian Regional Student Leader
Zack Sephton
University of Windsor


Please join us in congratulating the elected members!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Senior Director of Professional Development Mary Callender.

Kenneth W. Morton is currently the Director of Campus Recreation at Stephen F. Austin State University and serves as the President-Elect on the NIRSA Board of Directors and the Chair of the NIRSA Audit & Finance Committee. Jess Gentry is currently the Associate Director of Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves as Vice Chair of the NIRSA Member Network.