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Shana Kessler


Shana Kessler


She/ Her/ Hers


Intramural Sports and Special Events Coordinator


Office Location

SURC 174

Office Phone Number

(509) 963-3511


M.S. Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, Western Illinois University; B.A. Anthropology, Widener University

Areas of Focus

Responsible for the management and coordination of intramural sport leagues and events, late night programming, and other special events for members of University Recreation


Shana joined the CWU Recreation staff in September 2019. Previously, she had worked intramural sports, club sports, special events, aquatics, marketing, and facility operations at several public and private institutions of higher education. In addition to her campus rec experience, Shana worked with youth programming and camps with the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, Recreation Services at the Walt Disney Company, and multicultural student services at Widener University and Western Illinois University during her tenure as a student. Outside of CWU, Shana officiates high school football and softball. She’s passionate about engaging students with sport, regardless of skill-level and experience, so everyone can enjoy the love of the game.

Professional Activities

NIRSA Professional Member, NIRSA Championship Series (Regional/National/Work Teams), NFHS


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