This April, NIRSA, the NIRSA Foundation, and the NIRSA Championship Series finalized committee appointments for the 2018–2019 year. NIRSA committees perform an important role by focusing their work on specific topics relevant to both the collegiate recreation profession and the Association.
Nearly 200 NIRSA members applied to serve on committees and work teams this year, showing a tremendous amount of support for the Association. It comes as no surprise, given our profession’s focus on students, that some of the highest level of interest was in committees related to student development: Career Opportunities Center, Student Professional Development, and William Wasson Student Awards Committees.
NIRSA’s abilities and achievements are a direct result of the incredible, dedicated volunteers who tirelessly strive to help the Association realize its vision of inspiring healthy people and communities worldwide. These individuals—who give so much time and talent to NIRSA and collegiate recreation—are the reason the field has come so far. They are the guarantee of great things to come.
Congratulations to the newly-appointed 2018–2019 committee and work team chairs!
Annual Conference Program Committees
The leadership year for the NIRSA and NIRSA Foundation committees runs from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. Please join us in welcoming these NIRSA leaders to their new roles.
|Career Services Center||Chair: Kathryn Thies, Loyola University Chicago|
|Conference Expo||Co-chairs: Suzanne Ries, Florida Gulf Coast University|
|Conference Expo||Co-chairs: Blair Schuyler, University of Kansas|
|Conference Program||Chair: Walter Kolis, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Student Professional Development||Chair: William Boucher, The University of Alabama|
NIRSA Awards Committees
|Creative Excellence Awards||Chair: Laura Munroe, The University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Honor Award||Chair: Greg Jordan, Oakland University|
|NIRSA Annual Service Award||Chair: Jean McClellan-Holt, Old Dominion University|
|Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards||Chair: Stephanne Musser, The Ohio State University|
|William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Awards||Chair: Steve Drasdis, University of Connecticut|
NIRSA Governance Committees
|Audit & Finance||Chair: Leah Hall Dorothy, Oregon State University|
|Bylaws||Chair: Stan Shingles, Central Michigan University|
|Nominations & Appointments||Chair: Leah Hall Dorothy, Oregon State University|
|Government Affairs||Chair: Yvette Kell, CENTERS, LLC At University of Missouri-St Louis|
|Research & Assessment||Chair: Austin Anderson, University of Southern Indiana|
NIRSA Professional Development Committees
|NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute||Chair: Mario Rios, Texas State University|
NIRSA Championship Series Work Teams
The service year for NIRSA Championship Series runs from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019. The following appointments have been made for the 2018-2019 year.
|NIRSA Championship Series: Exec||Chair: Randall Ford, The University of Texas at Austin|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Exec||Vice Chair: Scott Flickinger, Cornell University|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Exec||2nd Vice Chair: Marty Dempsey, University of Florida|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Assessment||Chair: April Flint, Emory University|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Basketball||Chair: Jeffery Logsdon, University of Cincinnati|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Brand Management||Chair: Oscee Wheatfall, Texas A & M University – College Station|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Club Basketball||Chair: Drew Cantwell, Louisiana State University|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Flag Football||Chair: Jarrode Davis, The Ohio State University|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Soccer||Chair: Laura Thomas, University of Alabama|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Standards of Competition||Chair: Kelli Rockwell, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Student/Professional Development||Chair: Arianne Judy, University of Notre Dame|
|NIRSA Championship Series: Tennis||Chair: Gary Cahen, University of Central Florida|
Communities of Practice Conveners
NIRSA Communities of Practice are online professional networks designed for discussion surrounding a given topic. They’re intended to accumulate knowledge and resources that become intellectual assets for NIRSA members while simultaneously increasing the connection points between members and the volunteer leadership of the Association.
Each community of practice has a volunteer convener to help facilitate discussions and manage the resource library. The conveners will use their respective Communities of Practice to accomplish their charges.
|Aquatics Community of Practice||Convener: Kyle Chavis, Lafayette College|
|Facilities Community of Practice||Convener: Tim Moore, University of Hawaii at Hilo|
|Fitness Community of Practice||Convener: Katie Lundberg, University of Northern Colorado|
|Global Perspectives Community of Practice||Convener: Rahul Rajan, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities|
|Health & Wellbeing Community of Practice||Convener: Stacy Connell, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Intramural Sports Community of Practice||Convener: Michael Berdowski, Western Michigan University|
|Leadership Community of Practice||Convener: Eric Maki, West Chester University of Pennsylvania|
|Marketing Community of Practice||Convener: Brittany Heiring, Colorado State University – Fort Collins|
|Outdoor Recreation Community of Practice||Convener: Abe Cross, Lindsey Wilson College|
|Risk Management Community of Practice||Convener: Angela Nagle, Saint Joseph’s University|
|Sport Clubs Community of Practice||Convener: Maxwell Miller, Swarthmore College|
|Sustainability Community of Practice||Convener: Megan Krone, CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University|