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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/03/2022 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

    Join us live on August 3 to discuss University of Colorado, Colorado Springs’s Promising Practice in-depth. Hear from the experts themselves about the long and winding road for this campus to build an integrated model that thrives through academic and cross-campus partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration. Be sure to check out UCCS’s Promising Practice PDF as well!

    Join us live on August 3 to discuss University of Colorado, Colorado Springs’s Promising Practice in-depth. Hear from the experts themselves about the long and winding road for this campus to build an integrated model that thrives through academic and cross-campus partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration. Be sure to check out UCCS’s Promising Practice PDF as well!

    Jessica Kirby, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Health Sciences; Graduate Program Coordinator, MSc in Health Promotion; Assistant Director, Center for Critical Sport Studies

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs

    Dr. Kirby is a Colorado native that enjoys staying active with her husband and two daughters. She received her Master's degree in Health Promotion from UCCS, and her PhD in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity from the University of Northern Colorado. As an assistant professor at UCCS, Dr. Kirby teaches the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of sport, health, and wellness to include Sport Psychology and Health Behavior Theory for undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Kirby's research focuses on exploring the sport and physical activity experiences of individuals across the lifespan, as well as the impact of social connection and peer relationships on psychological well-being in sport and physical activity settings. Dr. Kirby currently serves as Assistant Director for the Center for Critical Sport Studies, and the faculty advisor for the UCCS Fitness Buddies program.

    David Fehring

    Director of Campus Recreation

    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

    David is originally from Wisconsin and received a B.S. in Communication Studies with a specialization in Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.  He began his career path in collegiate recreation at La Crosse as an intramural sport official and supervisor.  David then served as the graduate assistant for intramural sports at Oregon State University, where he earned his M.S. in College Student Service Administration.  He continued at OSU for 17 years serving as a Coordinator of Sport Clubs, Assistant Director of Sport Clubs and Intramural Sports, and the Associate Director of Programs.  In 2017, David transitioned to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to become the Associate Director and is currently the Director of Campus Recreation.   David leads a comprehensive campus recreation department that supports the health and well-being of the UCCS community. David resides in Colorado Springs with his family where they can often be seen participating in local recreational activities.

    Katie Smith

    Katie Smith is a health and wellness professional with over ten years of experience in higher education and student affairs. She graduated with her Masters in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech in 2014, where she got her start in campus recreation. For the past seven years, she served as the Wellness Promotion Manager at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her professional interests include program design and implementation, strategic planning, mental health prevention, and body activism. Katie now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her family. 

    Lindsey Visscher

    M.Sc. Health Promotion Student

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs

    Lindsey Visscher is a Health Promotion graduate student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She enjoys staying active by hiking the beautiful Colorado trails and training in martial arts such as Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. During her time at UCCS, Lindsey is focusing on studying the psychosocial cornerstones of wellness. She is interested in researching the cross-over between the mind and the body, especially regarding the importance of emotion regulation, social connection, and motivation in health behavior patterns. Lindsey currently serves as the UCCS Wellness Promotion graduate assistant, and works closely with the Wellness Center team to provide psychoeducation to students, faculty, and staff on campus. Lindsey also served as Dr. Kirby’s lead research assistant for the NIRSA grant-funded project “Mountain Lions on the Move”, which studied the impact of social connection and peer relationships on psychological well-being in sport and physical activity settings. After graduation, Lindsey hopes to use her Master’s degree in Health Promotion to assist in creating impactful health interventions, and optimizing the wellness of those in her community. 

    Dr. Gregory Reinhardt (Moderator)

    Associate Director of Programs

    University of Washington

    Starting in mid-February, Greg began leading the Programs team for the University of Washington Recreation. He has the chance to serve the areas of Fitness, Personal Training, Mindfulness, Intramural Sports and Rec Clubs. He also leads the Staff Development program. Prior to the University of Washington, Greg worked for the University of Utah, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Florida State University. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Sport Management at Florida State University, where he began working as a student in their Campus Recreation Department. He also obtained his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy at the University of Utah. 

    Greg has served in NIRSA on various committees and work groups since 2014. He also serves NIRSA through presenting at state, regional, and national conferences. He is a member of the NIRSA Health and Wellbeing Task Force 2.0 where he works with the Education and Resources sub-committee and the Promising Practices Work Group. He is also the 2022 recipient of the Horace Moody Award for Student Development for Region VI. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/13/2022 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

    Join Climate Study Implementation Team Co-Chairs Victoria Lopez-Herrera (NIRSA At-Large Director), Cara Lucia (2021-2022 NIRSA Board President) and Pam Watts (Executive Director) to review key findings and recommendations from the final Climate Study. Priority action steps, timeline and opportunities for member involvement will be shared.

    Join the Co-Chairs of NIRSA’s Climate Study Implementation Team—At-Large Director on the NIRSA Board Victoria Lopez-Herrera, 2021-2022 NIRSA President Cara Lucia, and NIRSA Executive Director Pam Watts—to continue the conversation around key findings and recommendations from the Climate Study report. Priority action steps, timelines, and opportunities for member involvement will be shared.

    Pam Watts

    Executive Director

    NIRSA Headquarters

    Cara Lucia, PhD

    NIRSA President

    Elon University

    Victoria Lopez-Herrera

    Senior Associate Director

    The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Victoria Lopez-Herrera is a partner, mother, sorority woman, Xicanista, and lover of coffee. Victoria’s passion for the empowerment of women, social justice issues, and advocacy for underrepresented students has guided her work in Student Affairs for 20 years. 

    Victoria currently serves as the Senior Associate Director for Campus Recreation at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In her role, she oversees the development and training for approximately 300 student staff, the management of a 185,00 square foot facility, the Aquatics Center, Members Services, and administrative staff. Victoria is a certified indoor cycling instructor and Strengths Coach. She has served in administrative capacities at Columbia University, The New School, Cornell University, and Texas State University-San Marcos where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.

    Victoria currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education and is a volunteer leader for Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This publication highlights University of Colorado - Colorado Springs's initiative. This publication further explains the long and winding road for this campus to build an integrated model that thrives through academic and cross-campus partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    This publication highlights University of Colorado - Colorado Springs's initiative.  This publication further explains the long and winding road for this campus to build an integrated model that thrives through academic and cross-campus partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/25/2022

    ​Certification is generally considered to be the “gold standard” of professional credentialing. A valued certification program provides enormous promise for educators working in student affairs and campus recreation to demonstrate ongoing learning, identify high quality professional development opportunities, and open new pathways for their professional mobility and career advancement. This session will provide an overview of how NIRSA volunteer leaders have spent the last two years in partnership with our student affairs peers to develop a new certification, and what developments you can expect in the upcoming months.

    Certification is generally considered to be the “gold standard” of professional credentialing. A valued certification program provides enormous promise for educators working in student affairs and campus recreation to demonstrate ongoing learning, identify high quality professional development opportunities, and open new pathways for their professional mobility and career advancement. 

    This session will provide an overview of how NIRSA volunteer leaders have spent the last two years in partnership with our student affairs peers to develop a new certification, and what developments you can expect in the upcoming months. 

    Pam Watts

    Executive Director

    NIRSA Headquarters

    Joey DeSanto Jones

    Executive Director

    Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification

    Amanda Wright

    Associate Director of Specialty Certification Relations

    Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    In 2021, NIRSA partnered with 122 Consulting to embark on a climate assessment initiative with the aim of gathering data about the ways members were experiencing the Association through a lens of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDEI). Over the fall and winter, a climate assessment—grounded in 122’s Sustained Impact Model that includes self (self-awareness, individual accountability), spheres (interpersonal dynamics, relationships), and systems (embedded culture, policies, and practices)—was conducted by 122 Consulting with oversight and support from NIRSA’s EDI Climate Study Steering Committee. Crucially, this work was supported by NIRSA Foundation donors. Data for the climate study was gathered by surveying members and nonmembers, facilitating focus groups, and receiving input from the Steering Committee. Findings from those efforts are presented and discussed in this report.

    In 2021, NIRSA partnered with 122 Consulting to embark on a climate assessment initiative with the aim of gathering data about the ways members were experiencing the Association through a lens of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDEI). Over the fall and winter, a climate assessment—grounded in 122’s Sustained Impact Model that includes self (self-awareness, individual accountability), spheres (interpersonal dynamics, relationships), and systems (embedded culture, policies, and practices)—was conducted by 122 Consulting with oversight and support from NIRSA’s EDI Climate Study Steering Committee. Crucially, this work was supported by NIRSA Foundation donors.

    Data for the climate study was gathered by surveying members and nonmembers, facilitating focus groups, and receiving input from the Steering Committee. Findings from those efforts are presented and discussed in this report.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/11/2022

    Student health and wellness issues have become priorities for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. As professionals, we are called to move away from reactive and siloed programming and instead focus on proactive, collaborative initiatives for our campus communities. The purpose of this program is to present an overview of how both Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky worked collaboratively utilizing the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and mental health outreach, effective coalition building, as well as, strategic planning to create a campus-wide approach and partnership to address student well-being. This presentation will highlight the importance of collaborative partnerships between campus partners ranging from academic departments to student affairs. The presenters will briefly describe the process used to onboard unsuspecting campus partnerships that were essential to meet student well-being needs and provide foundational support for multiple campus-wide wellbeing initiatives. In addition to discussing challenges and lessons learned on the two individual campuses, presenters will introduce how their partnership across state lines has helped them continue to sustain and grow in coordinating and enhancing student wellbeing.​

    Student health and wellness issues have become priorities for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. As professionals, we are called to move away from reactive and siloed programming and instead focus on proactive, collaborative initiatives for our campus communities. The purpose of this program is to present an overview of how both Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky worked collaboratively utilizing the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and mental health outreach, effective coalition building, as well as, strategic planning to create a campus-wide approach and partnership to address student well-being. 

    This presentation will highlight the importance of collaborative partnerships between campus partners ranging from academic departments to student affairs. The presenters will briefly describe the process used to onboard unsuspecting campus partnerships that were essential to meet student well-being needs and provide foundational support for multiple campus-wide wellbeing initiatives. In addition to discussing challenges and lessons learned on the two individual campuses, presenters will introduce how their partnership across state lines has helped them continue to sustain and grow in coordinating and enhancing student wellbeing.

    Learning Objectives:

    As a result of participating in this program, learners will be able to: 

    1. Gain an understanding of the Collective Impact model.
    2. Describe the importance of connecting to multiple systems outside of traditional wellness partners to decrease health disparities and to create an inclusive environment of belongingness and wellbeing.
    3. Apply learning and a health equity lens to their individual campus needs.

    Competency Domain(s):  Programming

     

    Ashley Hinton-Moncer, MPH, M.S

    Student Wellness Director

    University of Kentucky

    Ashley Hinton-Moncer, M.S., MPH currently serves as the Student Wellness Director at the University of Kentucky overseeing the student well-being programming initiatives, the Well Kentucky Campus Coalition, the Collegiate Recovery Community, and Koru Mindfulness and Meditation.  Ashley also serves as the co-chair for the NASPA Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community serving on the NASPA Strategies planning committee as a representative from the Knowledge Community. Ashley is a certified wellness coach working in partnership to help establish a strong Student Success Integrated Coaching model for the University.  Previously Ashley served as the Director of Student Health and Wellness at a small liberal arts college, Transylvania University overseeing counseling services, health services, disability resources, health education, while also serving as the Title IX Coordinator.  Ashley completed both her undergraduate degree in Exercise and a Master's of Science in Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, while also obtaining a second Master's in Public Health.

    Shawnté Elbert, EdD, MCHES, CHWP, CWHC

    Associate Vice President of Health & Well-being

    The Ohio State University

    Dr. Shawnté Elbert is the Associate Vice President of Health and Well-being at The Ohio State University and an adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s online master’s in public health program. She is an accomplished leader and student affairs administrator with a depth and breadth of experience in college student health and wellness, including harm reduction, prevention, and risk management. Dr. Elbert has a strong background in policy review and development, health and wellness compliance and public health theory and practice. She is a skilled course and programmatic developer with significant experience in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A strong advocate for historically marginalized and minoritized students, Dr. Elbert has vast expertise in the areas of public health administration and education, wellness, peer education and leadership development. She serves on the Board of Directors for American College Health Association and as an Aspire Mentor. In NASPA she is the co-chair for the Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community, Peer Education Advisory Board and the Fraternity & Sorority Life Health, Safety, and Well-being Working Group.

    As the Associate Vice President for Health and Well-being, Dr. Elbert supports Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service, department of Recreational Sports, Student Health Services and Student Wellness Center.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/29/2022

    Join the Canadian Region Leadership Team in recognizing the amazing work accomplished by NIRSA members during the Regional Connection Meeting. This is a great opportunity for professionals and students to gather virtually and hear about all the great things happening in the Canadian Region.

    Join the Canadian Region Leadership Team in recognizing the amazing work accomplished by NIRSA members during the Regional Connection Meeting. This is a great opportunity for professionals and students to gather virtually and hear about all the great things happening in the Canadian Region.

    Sandra Ondracka

    Canadian Region Regional Representative

    University of Windsor

    Kevin Wilson

    Canadian Student Leader

    University of Waterloo

    Currently in my first year of PhD studies after recently completing a MHK Degree in Sport Management. I've worked in intramural programming for 6 years and have been involved in recreational programming for approximately 10 years. Over the last two years, I've been a member of the NIRSA Canada Leadership Team and am currently standing election as the Canadian Student Rep on the member network. In the past, I've presented multiple sessions at NIRSA regional conferences on the subject of cultivating student staff teams. For my PhD, I'd like to conduct research in the Campus Recreation space to help better understand how we as professionals can understand and meet students' changing needs.

    Education Background
    Leisure Studies, P.h.D., University of Waterloo (2024)
    Sport Management, M.H.K., University of Windsor
    Community Recreation, B.R.L.S., Brock University

    I'll be online periodically during conference days, please visit the Networking section to message me if you want to connect or have more questions about my session.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/21/2022

    Join the Region IV Leadership Team in recognizing the amazing work accomplished by NIRSA members during the Regional Connection Meeting. This is a great opportunity for professionals and students to gather virtually and hear about all the great things happening in Region IV.

    Join the Region IV Leadership Team in recognizing the amazing work accomplished by NIRSA members during the Regional Connection Meeting. This is a great opportunity for professionals and students to gather virtually and hear about all the great things happening in Region IV.

    Matthew Beck, RCRSP

    Region IV Regional Representative

    Oklahoma State University

    Alyssa Moncrief

    Region IV Student Leader

    Texas A&M University

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Most colleges and universities have guidelines for the amount of square footage per student they should provide for indoor recreation or health training. As enrollment increases and indoor space becomes less abundant, campus recreation departments utilize outdoor areas to provide health education and fitness training. As we continue to navigate a post-pandemic world and the demand for outdoor fitness spaces continues to rise, it’s important for colleges and universities to stay ahead of this trend. Join Florida Gulf Coast University’s Suzanne Ries and Lisa Caldwell and PLAE's Brittany Barrett as they discuss the importance of outdoor spaces in the campus recreation space, the impact these spaces can have on campus life, and how to bring outdoor fitness to your school.

    Most colleges and universities have guidelines for the amount of square footage per student they should provide for indoor recreation or health training. As enrollment increases and indoor space becomes less abundant, campus recreation departments utilize outdoor areas to provide health education and fitness training. As we continue to navigate a post-pandemic world and the demand for outdoor fitness spaces continues to rise, it’s important for colleges and universities to stay ahead of this trend.

    Join Florida Gulf Coast University’s Suzanne Ries and Lisa Caldwell and PLAE's Brittany Barrett as they discuss the importance of outdoor spaces in the campus recreation space, the impact these spaces can have on campus life, and how to bring outdoor fitness to your school. 

    Learning Objectives--As each participant walks through the presentation, they will:

    1. Understand the value outdoor spaces bring to total wellness for students, faculty, and staff.

    2. Learn how to design and budget for an engaging outdoor fitness space, including equipment recommendations, form and function of your space, and more.

    3. Discover how facilities are developing inclusive creative programming based on evolving student populations.

    Brittany Barrett

    Director of Campus Recreation Business Development

    PLAE

    Suzanne Ries

    Associate Director, Facility Operations

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Lisa Caldwell

    Assistant Director Fitness Programs

    Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/20/2022

    Leaders from the NIRSA Board, NSC Board, NIRSA Foundation Board as well as the Member Network, Assembly and NIRSA Headquarters will shared accomplishments from 2021 and priorities for 2022 that advance NIRSA’s strategic plan and deliver value to members. The financial results of 2021 are also presented.

    Leaders from the NIRSA Board, NSC Board, NIRSA Foundation Board as well as the Member Network, Assembly and NIRSA Headquarters will shared accomplishments from 2021 and priorities for 2022 that advance NIRSA’s strategic plan and deliver value to members.  The financial results of 2021 are also presented. 

    Cara Lucia, PhD

    NIRSA President

    Elon University

    Jennifer Speer

    NIRSA Services Corporation President

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Lexi Chaput

    NIRSA Foundation President

    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Pam Watts

    Executive Director

    NIRSA Headquarters

    Lisa Molloy

    NIRSA Assembly Convener

    Arizona State University

    Cody Mikl

    Member Network Chair

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    n/a

    Wendy Windsor, EdD, CRSS

    NIRSA President Elect; Director, Campus Recreation

    Tulane University

    I am currently the Director of Campus Recreation at Tulane University where I provide leadership and oversight to all aspects of our recreations and wellness programs.  Prior to Tulane, I held positions at UCLA, LSU, MTSU, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  Being a former athlete, my passion is sports as I am a huge supporter of women's intercollegiate athletics.

    I enjoy all sorts of recreation activities including golf and hiking. I am also a passionate Samples baseball fan!

    Education Background
    Psychology, B.A., Clemson University
    Health & Human Performance, M.Ed   Auburn University
    Sport Management,  Ed.D, United States Sports Academy  

    Mila Padgett

    NIRSA President Designee; Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness

    University of South Carolina Aiken