Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness Larry Mellinger has been announced as a new member of the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association Foundation Board, the not-for-profit charitable organization of NIRSA.
A member of the Elon campus community has taken on a new leadership role in the nation’s leading professional association for collegiate recreation.
Larry Mellinger, director of campus recreation and wellness, has been named to the Board of the NIRSA Foundation, the not-for-profit charitable organization of the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association. Mellinger was one of four newly appointed Board members.
“As NIRSA’s philanthropic arm, the Foundation creates access to opportunities for both student and professional members,” Mellinger said. “This work has always been important to the advancement of collegiate recreation and wellness, but it is even more important now as NIRSA and its member institutions continue to navigate both the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19.”
Mellinger takes on this new role after nearly 20 years of membership within NIRSA. Prior to his appointment, Mellinger had recently completed his service as a faculty member in the NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation and says he was looking for ways to give back to the association that has provided him with many opportunities throughout his career.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve on the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors for the next three years and look forward to contributing to this work that will continue to advance collegiate recreation and wellness across the country,” he said.
Mellinger joins Associate Professor of Sport Management Cara Lucia, who serves on the NIRSA Board of Directors, as a member of NIRSA’s leadership.
Founded in 1950, NIRSA is made up of nearly 4,500 professionals, students and businesses who support the learning and growth of more than 8 million students nationwide by promoting and fostering lifelong wellbeing habits.
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