Mr. Christopher Crume, RCRSP

Director of Aquatic Center,
Denison University

Contact Details

Denison University
100 West College Rd
Granville, OH
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Work: (740) 587-6571
Home: (765) 623-6341


Campus recreation is a dynamic and ever changing field that offers rich opportunities to both those who participate in and those who facilitate these experiences. My passion is to enhance the lives of students, faculty, staff through engagement in activities that provide a chance to pursue active and health lifestyles, a focus on community developing the next generation of leaders. My entire career has been focused on building comprehensive recreation opportunities starting with my Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University. This experience allowed me to take the next step and serve as a Graduate Assistant at Indiana University-Bloomington while studying Recreational Sport Administration. My passion then led me to 5 years as the Assistant Director-Aquatics at Purdue University’s Division of Recreational Sports and onto Denison University for the past 3 years as the Director of the Aquatics Center. This journey through recreational sports has always been about serving and gaining a diverse set of experiences, knowledge and skills needed to face the challenges of a dynamic recreational sports climate.


Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Master of Science, 2007
2005 To 2007
Dissertation: A Competency Analysis of Waterpark Aquatic Professionals
Advisor: Dr. Craig Ross

Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Bachelor of Science, 2005
Exercise Science
2001 To 2005
Advisor: Lee Yarger

Job History

Denison University
Director of Aquatics Center
Granville, OH
June 2012 - present

Purdue University Division of Recreational Sports
Assistant Director - Aquatics
West Lafayette, IN
July 2007 - May 2012

Indiana University Division of Recreational Sports
Graduate Assistant - Aquatics
Bloomington, IN
July 2005 - July 2007