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Marbury in Line for Presidency of National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

Kevin Marbury, Old Dominion University's director of recreation and wellness, has been elected president designee of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).

As one of nine members of the NIRSA board of directors, Marbury will assist in governing the association - which has a $3 million annual operating budget - until assuming the role of president in April 2011.

"I am honored to have been elected to serve the NIRSA in this capacity," Marbury said. "I look forward to making a contribution to an organization which has given me so much since first becoming a member in 1980. I am particularly excited about the opportunity to help lead the organization through the most significant governance changes in its history."

NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education and research in collegiate recreational sports.

"Kevin is a truly valued member of our association," said NIRSA Executive Director Kent J. Blumenthal. "His many years of experience and his multitude of contributions, to not only our association but also the collegiate recreational sports field, make him an outstanding leader."

Serving an estimated 5.5 million students who regularly participate in student leadership, intramural sports, outdoor recreation and aquatic programs, NIRSA now includes more than 4,000 association members from colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada.

In his term, Marbury hopes to focus his efforts on increasing the emphasis on implementing learning outcomes within NIRSA programs, and for its employees.

He also wants to explore potential program development opportunities in higher education in other countries, and continue to find resources - especially in corporate America - to benefit both the workers and users of recreational programs.

"The power of having 4,000 members that serve over 5 ½ million students on an annual basis cannot be underestimated or undervalued," Marbury said.

This article was posted on: April 15, 2010

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