Chris Jones joined the UREC team in 2002 and now serves as the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs and Youth Programs. Chris coordinates Sport Club programs throughout the school year and oversees Youth Programs during the school year and summer camps in the summer months.
Chris earned his undergraduate degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management with a focus in Outdoor Recreation from Ball State University. He earned his Master’s degree from James Madison University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport and Recreation Management. Prior to working at UREC, Chris worked at a state park forestry department, construction, and the Boys and Girls Club. Chris won the American Red Cross Extraordinary Personal Action Award for administering C.P.R. and Saving a Life. Chris is a member of NIRSA and NRPA (National Recreation and Parks Association).
Chris is from Auburn, Indiana and is happily married to his wife Veronica. He has a dog named Barley who is an Australian Sheppard. Chris enjoys disc golf, anything outside, playing Frisbee with his dog, and going to concerts. His favorite activity at UREC is the lunch time faculty and staff basketball games. Chris enjoys the different interactions that happen on a day to day basis and the students. Chris’ favorite quote is “You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best, you want to be considered the only ones who do what you do,” quoted from Jerry Garcia. He has three favorite movies which change depending on his mood which are Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, and Shakes the Clown. Chris likes to watch 24, Pardon the Interruption, and anything on the Food Network Channel; especially Throwdown with Bobby Flay.