Kristin Gibson joined UREC in 2008. As the Associate Director for UREC Services, Kristin works with the following areas of UREC: Marketing & Social Media, Technology, Member Services, and contracted services (Athletic Training, Cycle Central, Massage Therapy). She serves on the department leadership team and is responsible for various departmental communications, human resources, and advancement functions.
She has formerly served as UREC's Assistant Director of Marketing & Technology and the Coordinator of Marketing and Development. At JMU, Kristin has served on JMU's Employee Advisory Committee, Compensation Advisory Council, University Planning Team, Compensation Task Force, the SMAD Alumni/Professional Advisory Council, and has taught sections of UNST 102: Career Decision Making. She is the author of the chapter "Succeed with Sweat" in the collaborative book "The Freshman Project." She is a member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Kristin serves on the Board of Directors for the Harrisonburg Rockingham Day Care Center and began Spark Her Stride, a summer running empowerment program for young girls in Harrisonburg.
Kristin earned both of her degrees from James Madison University. Her master's degree is in College Student Personnel Administration (M.ed, 2010) and her undergraduate degree (B.S., 2006) is in Media Arts & Design and Communication Studies. Prior to working at UREC, Kristin was a Marketing Assistant at a law firm in Washington, D.C. and also worked for a professional services marketing agency.
Kristin and her husband Kevin (founder of VA Momentum) have two young children, Brady and Colbie. Kristin grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Kristin loves running around campus and Harrisonburg, hiking, and reading. Her favorite thing about UREC is working with fantastic JMU students and loves that her position encourages her and those around her to live a healthy lifestyle.