Thursday, June 10, 2004
Jordan elected president-elect of national associationGreg Jordan, director of OU’s Department of Campus Recreation, recently was elected as president-elect of the Board of Directors for the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). He was sworn into office during the 2004 NIRSA Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Exposition in Albuquerque, N.M.
“Greg is truly a valued member of NIRSA’s board of directors and will do an outstanding job of helping guide our association, said NIRSA Executive Director Kent Blumenthal. “He will continue to serve NIRSA and its members well.”
Jordan has served NIRSA and state associations in a variety of ways with work on finance, bylaws and planning committees; facilitating committees for NIRSA’s annual business meetings; and in his position as the Michigan NIRSA state director.
A 26-year member of NIRSA, Jordan has served in his current position at Oakland University since 1996, when the position was created. He received both his B.S. and M.S. from Indiana University. Before coming to Oakland University, he worked for Bowling Green State University for 16 years in three different positions: associate director of the Student Recreation Center (1980-84), director of BGSU Ice Arena (1984-92) and Student Recreation Center operations/associate director (1992-96).
The NIRSA was founded in 1950 in New Orleans by 22 African-American intramural directors from 11 historically black colleges/universities. The mission of the association is to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities through the education and training of professionals in recreational sports, fitness and wellness. More than 4,000 individual and institutional members are located across the nation and internationally on 750 university campuses, U.S. military installations, city public recreation programs, and private and nonprofit organizations.
For more information, visit the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Web site.