2024 NIRSA Annual Meeting of Members

2024 NIRSA Annual Meeting of Members

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Leaders from the NIRSA Board, NSC Board, NIRSA Foundation Board as well as the Member Network, Assembly, and NIRSA Executive Director will share accomplishments from 2023 and priorities for 2024 that advance NIRSA’s strategic plan and deliver value to members. 

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. 

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.

Erin Patchett, PhD

NIRSA Board President Designee; Director of Administration and Assessment

Colorado State University

My name is Erin Patchett (she|her), and you can call me EP. I work in Campus Recreation at Colorado State University as the Director of Administration and Assessment. I am currently serving on the NIRSA Board of Directors (President Designee) and have had the opportunity to serve NIRSA in several other ways including the Annual Conference Program Committee Chair, EDI Commission, and Research and Assessment Committee. Some of my most cherished friendships are with folks I've met during my journey in this field.

I am a two-time graduate of the University of Iowa (B.S. Exercise Science, M.A. Leisure Studies), and I completed my doctorate at the University of Northern Colorado (Sport Administration) in 2019.

My favorite things to dialogue about are assessment, research, gender, tattoos, emotional intelligence, books, coffee, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
@epatchy_w on Instagram

Lashica Thomas

NIRSA Board President Elect; Director, Campus Recreation

Columbus State University

Sophia Marshall

Foundation Board President; Director, Center for Wellness Promotion (CWP)

UNC Charlotte

Sophia Marshall received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University and her Master of Sports & Recreation Management from Hardin-Simmons University. She held numerous roles at UNC Charlotte UREC, including Assistant Director for Fitness, Associate Director of Programs, and Senior Associate Director, where she spent 22 years of her Higher Education career before transitioning to the Director of the Center for Wellness Promotion (CWP) in July 2022. As the Director of CWP, Sophia provides leadership to a multidisciplinary team of professionals who address topics important to students’ health, wellbeing, and safety including interpersonal violence prevention, substance use prevention, recovery from substance misuse, sexual health, and general wellness. Sophia is dedicated to promoting health and wellness to the Charlotte community, and is passionate about educating students, faculty, and staff on developing healthier attitudes and behaviors.

Seneca Wilson

Foundation President Elect; Director of Recreation

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jill Krantz

NIRSA Services Corporation (NSC) Board President; Executive Director of Campus Recreation

University of Pittsburgh

Jill Krantz is the Executive Director of Campus Recreation at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to this, Krantz served for more than six years as Associate Athletics Director and Department Director of Intramural-Recreational Sports at the University of Virginia (UVA). Before her tenure at UVA, Krantz served as the facility manager at the Chilson Recreation/Senior Center in Loveland, Colorado, as a principal with GreenPlay, LLC, as the recreation and tourism director/instructor in the School of Business at the University of Colorado, and as the recreation supervisor for Onslow County, North Carolina. She is an active member of the National Recreation and Park Association and of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.

David Peters

NIRSA Services Corporation (NSC) Vice President; Senior Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Florida State University

At FSU since 1995, David started in Campus Recreation as an IM flag football official moving up to the ranks to become the Director of Intramural Sports in the mid-2000s.  Since 2013, he has been an Associate Director for the department.  Active in NIRSA, David serves in various roles in the NIRSA Championship Series and was recently part of the Member Network and the Annual Conference Program Committee.  Despite a self-proclaimed lack of athletic talent, he is an avid wallyball player.

Greg Durham

Member Network (MN) Chair; Director, Partnerships & Programs

Georgia Institute of Technology

Greg Durham currently serves as the Director of Partnerships and Programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Currently, he is responsible for Outdoor Recreation, Competitive Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs as well as corporate and alumni engagement. Before that, he served as the Director of Campus Recreation at Creighton University where he spearheaded many new initiatives and facility projects. Greg has a history with NIRSA where he has served in a variety of leadership roles such as the Member Network Chair, and Region V representative. Greg also has served as the Director of Competition with National Basketball and the Tournament Director for the first-ever NIRSA esports tournament. Greg was the winner of the 2022 Horace Moody Award and the 2021 NIRAS Annual Service Award. 

Brooke Turner

Member Network (MN) Incoming Chair; Director, Recreation Programs

The University of Alabama

Currently serving as the Region II Representative and Member Network Vice Chair, Brooke has been an active NIRSA member and volunteer since 2004.

Allie Bogard

Assembly Convener; Assistant Director, Sport Clubs

Colorado State University


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