This April, NIRSA, the NIRSA Foundation, and the NIRSA Championship Series finalized committee appointments for the 2019–2020 leadership year. NIRSA committees perform an important role by focusing their work on specific topics relevant to both the collegiate recreation profession and the Association.
Over 240 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 levels of interest were in committees related to student development and support: the NIRSA Foundation Scholarships Committee, the Student Professional Development Committee, and the William Wasson Student Awards Committee.
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 2019–2020 committee and work team chairs!
The leadership year for the NIRSA and NIRSA Foundation committees runs from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. The roster and charges for all committees is available online. Please join us in welcoming these NIRSA leaders to their new roles.
NIRSA Annual Conference Committees
|Student Professional Development||Chair||Justin Fletcher||Ashland University|
|Conference Program||Chair||David Peters||Florida State University|
|Conference Expo||Co-Chair||Alicia Rossow||Florida Southern College|
|Conference Expo||Co-Chair||Suzanne Ries||Florida Gulf Coast University|
|Career Services Center||Chair||Sarah Daugherty||Eastern Illinois University|
NIRSA Awards Committees
|Annual Service Award||Chair||Becky Todd||University of Arkansas|
|Creative Excellence Awards||Chair||Alicia Fodera||American University|
|Honor Award Committee||Chair||Vicki Highstreet||University of Nebraska|
|Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards||Chair||E.J. Patterson||The University of Texas at Austin|
|William N. Wasson Student|
Leadership & Academic Awards
|Chair||Kacy Toberg||Georgia State University|
NIRSA Governance Committees
|Audit & Finance||Chair (BOD Rep)||Kristy Caldwell||Texas State University|
|Bylaws||Chair||Stan Shingles||Central Michigan University|
|Nominations & Appointments||Chair (BOD Rep)||David Davenport||Austin Peay|
NIRSA Institute Committees
|Intramural & Sport Club||Co-chair||Ashley Lax||University of Wisconsin- Madison|
|Co-chair||Jonathan Johnston||Texas A & M University- Commerce|
|HBCU Committee||Co-chair||Iisha Voltz||Texas Southern University|
|Co-chair||Nicole Piscitelli||North Carolina Central University|
|Government Affairs||Chair||Yvette Kell||CENTERS, LLC At University of Missouri-St Louis|
|Research and Assessment||Chair||Jason Vlastaras||Iowa State University|
|#RecChat||Chair||Richelle Williams||Western Washington University|
|Communities of Practice||Chair||TBD|
NIRSA Foundation Committees
|Foundation Travel (formerly Stipends)||Chair||Max Miller||Swarthmore College|
|Foundation Golf Tournament||Chair||Marc Beasley||University of California-San Diego|
|Foundation Legacy Society||Chair||Loretta Capra||Colorado State University-Fort Collins|
|Foundation Scholarships||Chair||Jeff Huskey||University of California-Santa Barbara|
NIRSA Championship Series
The service year for NIRSA Championship Series runs from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. The following appointments have been made for the 2019-2020 year. The roster and charges for all committees is available online. Please join us in welcoming these NIRSA leaders to their new roles.
|Executive Team||Chair||Scott Flickinger||Cornell University|
|Vice Chair||Marty Dempsey||University of Florida|
|2nd Vice Chair||Ashley Lax||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Assessment Work Team||Chair||Antonio Gonzalez||University of South Florida|
|Basketball Work Team||Chair||Jeffery Logsdon||University of Cincinnati|
|Brand Management Work Team||Chair||Derek Doss||Kennesaw State University|
|Club Basketball Work Team||Chair||Joshua Dietrich||Kent State University|
|Flag Football Work Team||Chair||Jarrode Davis||The Ohio State University|
|Soccer Work Team||Chair||Jon Janis||University of Houston|
|Standards of Competition Work Team||Chair||Kelli Rockwell||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Student/Professional Development Work Team||Chair||Abby Van Note||University of Wisconsin- Madison|
|Tennis Work Team||Chair||Gary Cahen||University of Central Florida|
- For more information, please contact NIRSA Leadership Programs Coordinator, Lani Sherman.