Shana Kessler

Intramural and Club Sports Coordinator

Contact Details

Fax: (978) 542-4443

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The college experience is wholly unique to each individual student, yet there are integral events and occurrences all college students have that influence how they feel about their time involved in higher education. Social venues such as recreation, activities, and sports, should be safe and positive environments for students to have the full college experience as participants in the campus community. To create a positive, enjoyable atmosphere where students can be successful, it is important to understand the need for inclusive and welcoming spaces, where students can have their needs met as they pursue higher education. My professional and personal experience contributes to my ability to ensure such spaces exist for students of various backgrounds and contexts.


Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois, United States
Masters, 2016
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration
2015 To 2016

Widener University
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Bachelor of Arts, 2014
2011 To 2014

Professional Associations

Massachusetts Association for Recreational Sports (MARS)
2017 - Present

NIRSA Region I
2017 - Present

Illinois Intramural Recreational Sports Association (IIRSA)
2015 - 2017

Missouri Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (MOIRSA)
2015 - 2016

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

Job History

Salem State University
Intramural and Club Sports Coordinator
Salem, MA, United States
August 2017 - present

Walt Disney World
Recreation Cast Member
Orlando, FL, United States
January 2017 - May 2017

Western Illinois University
Multicultural Student Services
Macomb, IL, United States
August 2016 - December 2016

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Assistant Camp Director
Metamora, IL
April 2016 - August 2016

Western Illinois University
Graduate Assistant in Intramural Sports
Macomb, IL
July 2015 - May 2016

Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges
Athletics Personnel
Claremont, CA
September 2014 - May 2015

CMS Recreation
Recreational Sports Coordinator
Claremont, CA
August 2014 - May 2015

Widener University
Intramural Sports Supervisor
Chester, PA
August 2013 - May 2014

Widener University
Intramural Sports Official
Chester, PA
August 2011 - August 2013

Bridgeport Public Schools
Teaching Assistant
February 2010 - June 2012

Honors and Awards

Scholarship Recipient
NIRSA Foundation

Scholarship Recipient
Illinois Intramural Recreational Sport Association (IIRSA)
2016, 2017