2022 NIRSA Annual Meeting of Members

2022 NIRSA Annual Meeting of Members

Recorded On: 04/20/2022

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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

Elon University

Jennifer Speer

NIRSA Services Corporation President

The University of Texas at Austin

Lexi Chaput

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Pam Watts

Executive Director

NIRSA Headquarters

Pam Watts is the Executive Director for NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, which comprises over 3,250 members on nearly 900 campuses throughout the United States and Canada. A former CPA, Pam joined NIRSA in 2000 and in her tenure with the Association she served primarily as NIRSA's second-in-command until assuming the Executive Directorship in early 2012. She works closely with the NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation, and NIRSA Services Corporation Boards of Directors to actuate the aligned strategic plan of all three entities in service to members. 

Pam is a Certified Association Executive and in her role as NIRSA’s Executive Director she served as the Chair of the Council for Higher Education Management Association’s Steering Committee; as a member of the American Council on Exercise’s Industry Advisory Panel; and on the Advisory Council for the Healthy Campus Initiative in the University of California System.  She currently serves as President of the Physical Activity Alliance, on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Wellbeing at Butler University and is Vice-President of the Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification Board of Directors. 

Lisa Molloy

NIRSA Assembly Convener

Arizona State University

Cody Mikl

Member Network Chair

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Wendy Windsor, EdD, CRSS

NIRSA Board President; Director, Campus Recreation

Tulane University

Dr. Wendy Windsor is the Director of Campus Recreation at Tulane University, where she has served since 2017.  In addition to Campus Recreation, Wendy is also currently providing leadership oversight for the Health Promotion unit. Wendy’s first Campus Recreation professional position was in the role of Associate Director of Recreational Sports at Texas A&M University, Kingsville (TAMUK). Following her tenure at TAMUK, Wendy held positions at Middle Tennessee State University, Louisiana State University, UCLA and now Tulane University. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Master of Education in Health & Human Performance, and Doctor of Education in Sport Management. 

An active member of NIRSA for over 18 years, Wendy is currently serving in the role of President-designee. She has also served on Faculty for the NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation (NSCR), served as Chair of the Championship Series Standards and NIRSA Student Professional Development committee(s), served as Tennessee State Director,  and served on the Leadership and Sustainable Practices Commission(s), nominations & appointments, and NIRSA Annual Conference Program Committee(s). Wendy also served as NIRSA Region II Soccer Director for 7 years and was co-founder of the Southeast Collegiate Soccer Alliance.  Wendy has presented at the state, regional, and national level and served as the keynote speaker during the 2014 NIRSA Region VI Student lead-on.

In addition to her involvement within NIRSA, Wendy is an active member of the Tulane community serving in multiple capacities to include the Wave of Support (Mental Health) advisory board, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) taskforce, Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee, Black Women Collective and the LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Affinity Group. Wendy also serves as a mentor for the Tulane Women’s Basketball mentorship program.

In her spare time, Wendy is a huge supporter of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletes. She enjoys traveling spending quality time with family/ friends, and serving as a float lieutenant for one of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes. Wendy prides herself in network building, providing mentorship, and influencing the leadership development of others.

Mila Padgett

Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness

University of South Carolina Aiken


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