Mr. Alex Purvis III

Coordinator for Sports & Activities,
Appalachian State University

Contact Details

Appalachian State University
Box 32081
University Rec
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, NC
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Work: 828-262-8411

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My name is Alex Purvis and I’m the Coordinator for Sports & Activities here at Appalachian State University, by way of my past experience as the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports at Florida Atlantic University. I’m from a town called Kingsland which is located in southern Georgia. After graduating high school, I attended Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. I’m proud to say I was one of those students who took a victory lap and obtained my degree in five years instead of four. During my time I made tremendous connections, especially through campus recreation. Campus Recreation really showed me the light by letting me experience working with amazing people all while being involved around sports which is something I did all my life. Working for campus recreation here, I began to realize that I have a passion for what I do and would love to have a career in this field. I love to help students develop in a variety of ways all while having fun. This realization has led me to the position I’m in now and I’m currently developing myself into becoming a leader in campus recreation and higher education. My interests include playing/watching sports, cooking, exercising, and occasional video games amongst other interests.


Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Master's of Education, 2017
Higher Education & Leadership
2015 To 2017
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Bloom

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia, United States
Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, 2015
Exercise Science
2011 To 2015

Professional Associations

2017 - Present

2014 - Present

Job History

Appalachian State University
Coordinator for Sports & Activities
July 2017 - present

Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports
Boca Raton, FL, United States
August 2015 - May 2017

Georgia Southern University
Intramural Sports Official, Intramural Sports Supervisor, Intramural Sports Program Intern
Statesboro, GA, United States
February 2012 - July 2015

Honors and Awards

Intramural Sports Employee of the Year
Georgia Southern University (GSU)

Student Affairs Graduate Assistant of the Year
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)