Rin Seibert, CRSS, Director of Recreational Sports/Assistant Director of Athletics at Valparaiso University, will begin her term as Region III Vice President of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) in June. Seibert was elected to this two-year position on April 3 during the 2009 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition in Charlotte, N.C.
As Region III Vice President, Seibert will be one of 11 members on the NIRSA Board of Directors and will assist in governing the national association. The NIRSA board will be leading a financially sound and growing organization that administers a $3 million annual operating budget and has a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary, the NIRSA Services Corporation.
“Rin is a truly valued member of our association,” said NIRSA Executive Director Dr. Kent J. Blumenthal, CAE, CRSS. “Her many years of experience, and her multitude of contributions to not only our association, but also the collegiate recreational sports field, make her an outstanding leader.”
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA): NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. Headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon, NIRSA was established in 1950 at a meeting at DillardUniversity of 22 African-American men and women from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. NIRSA now includes more than 4,000 highly trained professional, student and associate members throughout the United States, Canada and other countries. Serving an estimated 5.5 million students who regularly participate in campus recreational sports programs, NIRSA members are actively engaged in many areas of campus life: student leadership, development, and personnel management; wellness and fitness programs; intramural sports; sport clubs; recreation facility operations; outdoor recreation; informal recreation; and aquatic programs.