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Sarah Hardin

  • Associate Director, Wellness Services and Initiatives, Capital Budget
  • Professional Staff
  • (773) 325-4559

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee wellness education and program development
  • Coordinate capital projects and equipment replacement
  • Lead team of four professional staff: Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness - Group Fitness and Instructional Programs, Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness - Strength and Conditioning; Office Assistant - Business Services and Babysitting
  • Develop and implement departmental assessment projects
  • Manage massage therapy and other fitness services contracts

Education and Professional Experience

  • PhD Higher Education, Florida State University
  • MS Sports Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS Physical Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
  • Over twenty years of experience in campus recreation at University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Valdosta State University, and Florida State University.
  • Seven years experience as faculty member and advisor, Recreation and Sport Administration major, at Southeast Missouri State University and George Williams College of Aurora University 

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Currently serving on editorial board of Recreational Sports Journal.
  • Certified Recreational Sports Specialist, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
  • NIRSA and Illinois Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (IIRSA) member.
  • National Recreation and Parks Association member.
  • Past Chair and Board Member for the Village of Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department.