CWURecreation NewsRecreation Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/rec/newsen-usRussell Vineyard Named Director of University Recreationhttp://www.cwu.edu/rec/node/3158Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:23:56<p>Student Success and Central Washington University are pleased to welcome Russell "Rusty" Vineyard as the new Director of University Recreation effective December 1.</p><p>"We are excited to bring his vision, perspective, experience, expertise, knowledge, creativity, professionalism and energy to the Recreation Center and Student Development," said Keith Champagne, associate dean for Student Success. "Rusty will be an excellent model of a professional who will lead, coach, mentor, inspire, and teach our students and professionals working to build a premiere University Recreation program."</p><p>Vineyard has served in various university recreation roles at Western Illinois University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Missouri, Portland State University, and most recently at Seattle University where he served as the Associate Director of University Recreation. Vineyard is a Central Washington University alumnus and holds a Master's of Science Degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. For the past 13 years, he has worked directly with the development, implementation, and management of programs and facilities in the university recreation setting.&nbsp;</p><p>"We are confident that the students and staff in our program, as well as members of the CWU and Ellensburg communities, will greatly benefit from Rusty's leadership and oversight of University Recreation," said Champagne.</p>