In April, 75 professionals registered for NIRSA’s second Community Connection session, which focused on Cultivating Professional Relationships.

We hope you’ll join us for the May session, which will take place on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET. Please note that you must register for this session no later than Thursday, May 13.

Like the March and April Community Connection sessions, May will have a focused topic: Navigating Your Career Journey. Discussion will focus on understanding different leadership styles and generational lenses related to developing effective communication among colleagues and employees.

Again, the session will be spent in small, facilitator-led groups to allow for deep and fully engaged conversation as well as enhanced networking. Come ready to actively participate and to meet new professionals in our field. After registering, attendees will have access to an event-specific Connect community where they can share resources and keep the conversation going well after the event has concluded.

By instituting a registration cut-off date for Community Connection sessions, we will be able to ensure an ideal facilitator to participant ratio. Register today to claim your spot in the conversation!


  • For questions about this initiative, to provide feedback, or to get involved, please contact Yvette Kell, Director of Campus Recreation at CENTERS, LLC at University of Missouri – St. Louis or Nicole Omeda, Associate Director of Recreational Sports at the University of Texas at Austin. Email them at and

Nicole Olmeda, CRSS, is currently Associate Director at the University of Texas at Austin; you can reach her by email at

Director of Campus Recreation at University of Missouri-St Louis | NIRSA Profile

Yvette Kell is currently the Director of Campus Recreation, CENTERS, LLC at the University of Missouri-St Louis. She is Chair of the Government Affairs Committee.