National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education recognizes Russell with Distinguished Service Award

Published: December 02, 2021

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Professor Jared Russell, assistant director of the School of Kinesiology and director of diversity for the College of Education, was selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award given by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, or NAKHE.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to a person who has been a member of NAKHE continuously for at least 10 years and has given outstanding service to NAKHE as evidenced by achievement in at least five of the following categories: officer of the corporation; member of the board of directors; chair of a committee; member of committee(s) for at least two years; attendee at annual conference(s); speaker at annual conference(s); invited lecturer: Amy Morris Homans, Dudley Allen Sargent or Delphine Hanna; workshop leader; and contributor to NAKHE publications.

Russell has been a member of NAKHE for approximately 10 years serving in a number of leadership roles including most recently on the board of directors as chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

The mission of NAKHE is to foster leadership in kinesiology administration and policy related to teaching, scholarship, and service in higher education. NAKHE strives to be an inclusive community of kinesiology professionals who nurture, mentor, and lead one another to greatness. NAKHE is devoted to promoting leadership through mentoring and networking among administrators, faculty, and students inclusive of disciplinary and institutional affiliation. The organization’s diverse membership collaborates to initiate and cultivate progressive partnerships, scholarly papers and projects that provide the structure and resources to guide the field of kinesiology.

Submitted by: Miranda Nobles