Campus Recreation

Campus Rec staff photo in front of the rec center.

Mission

The mission of Campus Recreation provides life-enhancing, recreational opportunities through the promotion of active lifestyle, personal growth, and experiential learning. We provide life balance with recreation.

Meet the Campus Recreation Professional Staff

Alan Arvin

Alan Arvin
Manager of Sports Facilities
AE-Arvin@wiu.edu

Alan began working at Campus Recreation in July 2012. He had been the Intercollegiate Athletic Equipment Specialist for Leatherneck football since 2007. Alan has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology from Southeastern Community College.

Nick Knowles

Nick Knowles
Director of Campus Recreation
NS-Knowles@wiu.edu

Nick is a Macomb native. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1994 until 1998. He is a WIU alumnus and earned his bachelor’s degree in RPTA in 2002 and his master’s in RPTA in 2007. Nick began working at Campus Recreation in 2007. Nick enjoys working in a fun environment and learning from student employees and student leaders. Next to spending time with his wife, Liz, (WIU ’03), daughter, Reagan, and son, Jack, Nick likes to golf, lift weights, and watch WWE.

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas
Assistant Director, Fitness Services & Intramural Sports
BM-Thomas2@wiu.edu

Brian earned his BS in Exercise Science ('11) and MS in Kinesiology ('13) from Western Illinois University. Before coming to Campus Recreation in January 2018, he worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the YMCA of McDonough County. He lives in Macomb with his fiance, Brandi, son, Sawyer, and daughter, Sydni. Brian loves being in an environment where people work collectively toward the shared vision of providing the best possible services and programs for our students. He particularly enjoys teaching, mentoring, and helping student workers to learn, grow, and excel. When he is not working or spending time with his family, Brian enjoys working out, listening to music of all kinds, and spending time outdoorswhenever possible.

Fall 2020 Facility Management Graduate Assistants

Ashley Dumler
AA-Dumler@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Darrick Gardner
DD-Gardner@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Dorian Adams
D-Adams@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Logan Mozena
LA-Mozena@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: Sports Management

Jordan Coil
JM-Coil@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Fall 2020 Fitness Services Graduate Assistant:

Jenna Bothell
JE-Bothell@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: RPTA

Fall 2020 Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Graduate Assistants

Taylor Brooks
T-Brooks2@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: RPTA

Avery Hamm
A-Hamm@wiu.edu
Current Graduate Work: Psychology

Photo of Fall 2020 Graduate Assistants standing on steps wearing masks