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Associate Director for Programming

Steve Bobbitt

bobbitsr@jmu.edu
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Steve Bobbitt joined the UREC team in 2000.  Currently, as the Associate Director of Programming, Steve works with all six programming units focusing on student learning.  He serves on the leadership team, oversees facility supervision, and acts as the student development coordinator. 

In the past, Steve has served as Adventure Program Coordinator, Interim Marketing Coordinator, and Interim Sport Club Coordinator.   Steve also teaches classes for Kinesiology and in the Campus Recreation Master’s Program.  He also serves as a member faculty of the National Intramural Recreational Sport Association National School of Recreation Sport Management through 2011.

Steve graduated from Virginia Tech where he earned his undergraduate degree in Education and earned his master’s degree in Leisure Studies at Radford University.  Before coming to UREC, Steve worked for six years in Parks and Recreation in Adventure Programming in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Wytheville.  He then worked at East Carolina University for six years as an Assistant Director for Adventure Programs.  Steve received the award for Educator of the Year in 2006 from the Association for Experiential Education.  He is a member of the NIRSA, NASPA and ACPA.

Steve was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Galax, Virginia, a hotbed of bluegrass and old-time music.  He is married to Deena and they have two sons Dylan and Will.  Steve’s favorite things to do outside of work are kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, traveling around the country, playing the guitar, and watching his kids play sports.  He can often be seen at UREC in Fitness enjoying a noon-time workout.  His favorite thing about UREC is the students and the energy they bring to both the building and our staff.