NIRSA President Town Hall--October 2021

Recorded On: 10/07/2021

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NIRSA President, Cara Lucia, PhD, and other members of the NIRSA Board of Directors hosted a virtual town hall event and answered questions and gave updates about the Association, specifically around NIRSA’s strategic plan and ongoing strategic priority work.

This virtual town hall was a great chance to learn more about NIRSA efforts around inclusive excellence, health and wellbeing, and reimagined learning and networking opportunities. NIRSA’s financial health was also discussed.

Cara Lucia, PhD

NIRSA President

Elon University

Mila Padgett

NIRSA President Designee; Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness

University of South Carolina Aiken

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  

Derek Hottell, Ph.D

NIRSA At Large Director; Coordinator of Accreditation

University of Louisville

Pam Watts

Executive Director

NIRSA Headquarters


Recording: NIRSA President Town Hall--October 2021
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